Baldwin James Walter Lance Sergeant 3658495

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Name Baldwin James Walter
Army number 3658495
Rank Lance-Sergeant
Date of birth Born Warrington, probably 1918/19.
Age 29
Unit Enlisted in the South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers) 18/4/40. Trf Durham Light Infantry 27/6/40, Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served Iceland? Served Normandy. DIED of WOUNDS 19/6/44.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 27-Jun-40
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 19-Jun-44
Home address Resident of Warrington. Son of Stanley and Mary Baldwin, husband of Olive Baldwin, Warrington, Lancashire. Buried Grave XIV. H. 10. Bayeux War Cemetery.
Source table 10DLI

Lance-Sergeant Baldwin was mortally wounded alongside the two members of the Bren Group (Pte Edwin Leonard Palmer and Pte Raymond Smiles) from Sgt Elliott's Platoon, who were also casualties, while he was supporting them in assisting an assault by another Platoon from 10th Battalion. He had volunteered to take on this role in the absence, injured, of the Gun Group Commander. The circumstances are described in Sgt Elliott's interview with the Imperial War Museum. The assaulting Platoon itself did not suffer any casualties in this attack.