Brown Arthur Raymond Pte 4456730

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Pte Arthur Raymond Brown, 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry.
Pte Arthur Raymond Brown, 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry.

Name Brown Arthur Raymond
Army number 4456730
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born County Durham 1918/19.
Age 19
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date but probably Summer 1939. Posted 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF. Posted Missing 10/5 to 20/6/1940. DIED of WOUNDS 20/5/1940 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry. (Enlistment Book shows 20/5/42 - thought to be a transcription error).
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Richard and Isabella Brown, Copeland Row, Evenwood. Termporarily interred and re-buried later in Plot 8. Row B. Grave 7. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 10DLI

Pte. Brown's CWGC headstone in Bucquoy Road Cemetery can be seen here:-

Brown A R 4456730.JPG

Pte Brown's family placed a Memorial Cross on his grave at a recent visit - this can be seen here:-

Brown A R 4456730 Memorial cross.JPG

DLI Roll of Honour shows date of death as 1/5/1940. War Office casualty list only shows 5/40. Given what is known about the Barrle of Ficheux a date of death of 20/5/1940 is much more likely.