Both James Pte 1110469
Name Both James
Army number 1110469
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Born Kent. Date not yet confirmed but probably 1909 - exact date not yet known. National Registration Number AVGG 161/1.
Age (At time of death).35 years old.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery in 1940. Transferred to the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment 28/10/1943. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry (exact date not known), Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI. Served Normandy. Wounded 27/7/1944. DIED OF WOUNDS 1/10/1944 in hospital in the UK while serving with 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade Not yet confirmed.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Yes - understood to have been wounded on 27th July 1944. There is reference to several casualties having occurred to members of a fighting patrol that day, as a result of enemy bombing or shelling. It seems likely that Private Both was one of those men.
Prisoner of War No
Died/Killed in action DIED of WOUNDS 01-Oct-44 at Letchford Emergency Hospital, Burntwood.
Home address Resident of Kent. Youngest son of Carl Christian and Esther Both (nee Ramsey). Husband of Elsie May Both, Gravesend. Buried Plot B. 4. Grave 1942, Gravesend Cemetery.
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