Alderson Raymond William Pte. 4456417

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Name Alderson Raymond William
Army number 4456417
Rank Pte.
Date of birth Birth 13/10/1903 - registered Q4 1903 in Auckland District - to be confirmed.
Age 72 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date as yet, but probably Spring/Summer 1939 judging by his Regimental Number. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably on 1/9/1939. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Notified as having been taken Prisoner of War (probably on 20/5/1940 or shortly thereafter) on 12/7/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Posted ? Battalion DLI. Relegated to Class Z Army Reserve 25/12/1945. Demobilised.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War Stalag 344 (Lambinowice, Poland) P.o.W. Number 3528.
Died/Killed in action Death registered January 1976 - to be confirmed.
Home address Married Sarah E. Walton in Auckland District October 1924 - to be confirmed.
Source table 10DLI

Genealogical research has not yet been able to confidently identify this man with regard to birth and death dates, as this is a relatively common surname in this area, but likely results are shown above. However, newspaper reports of him having been reported "Missing" appeared in the Auckland Chronicle of 11th July 1940 and 25th July 1940.