Alderson George L /Cpl 4689725

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Name Alderson George
Army number 4689725
Rank Lance Corporal.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - date not yet known (KOYLI Enlistment Books missing). Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry 18/4/1940. Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Reported MISSING 20/6/1940, now known to be have been taken Prisoner of War (probably on 20/5/1940 or shortly thereafter) - formally notified on 21/10/1940. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 6/2/1944.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 18-Apr-40.
Promotions Sergeant.
Prisoner of War PoW Camp 9C PoW Number 31082.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address
Source table 10DLI

Given his date of discharge it is probable that Sgt Alderson was repatriated from captivity early - due perhaps to sickness - which is probably the reason why he does not appear in the Register of PoWs for WW2.

There are too many men with the same name on genealogical records to be able to be certain about identification for birth and death data.