Armstrong William Pte. 4458269

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Name Armstrong William
Army number 4458269
Rank Pte.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry - no enlistment date as yet. Posted ?6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Taken Prisoner of War (probably on 20/5/1940 or shortly thereafter) - officially notified 6/9/1940. Date of repatriation to the UK not yet known. Relegated to the Class W Army Reserve 8/12/1945.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed but probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War Stalag 21 BH and 21D. Prisoner number 4708 (some records show 4702).
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Resident of Hetton-le-Hole in 1963.
Source table 10DLI

The common nature of this name meant that genealogical research was severely hampered.