Ayre Richard Pte 817643

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Name Ayre Richard
Army number 817643
Rank Pte
Date of birth Research indicates he was; born in West Hartlepool, birth registered Q3 1915, mother's maiden surname Carbre.
Age 26
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery 5/4/1932 in West Hartlepool - Territorial Army. Discharged 19/1/1933 under Para 207 of the TA Regulations on transferring to The Durham Light Infantry. Posted ?6th Battalion. Posted 10th Bn DLI - possibly 1/9/1939. Served BEF? Served Iceland? DIED 14/2/1942.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939 but yet to be confirmed.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 14-Feb-42 in the UK. Cause of death not known, but it was registered at Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire.
Home address Resident of Durham City at the time of his death. Son of Richard and Ann Ayre, West Hartlepool. Buried Grave 61, Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.
Source table 10DLI

Pte Ayre's death is not mentioned in the 10th Battalion War Diary, so the cause is not known until a death certificate is obtained.