Heaviside Frank Pte. 4456677

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Private Frank Heaviside, 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry.
Private Frank Heaviside, 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry.

Name Heaviside Frank (some records show surname as Heavyside).
Army number 4456677
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyong Service Awards.
Date of birth Born 9/7/1912, Evenwood. Mother's maiden surname Caghill.
Age 82 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no exact enlistment date known, but his Regimental Number indicates Spring/Summer 1939. Posted initially to the 6th Battalion DLI. Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI - probably on 1/9/1939 when the Battalion was established. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War - at Arras on 21/5/1940 - officially notified 12/7/1940. Repatriated to the UK 1945. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 6/2/1946.
Company/Battery C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Prisoner of War Yes - held at Camps 20A (7) from 6/6/1940 and then transferred to 4A (Hohenstein, Hesse) from 25/7/1941, PoW Number 6702.
Died/Killed in action
Home address Father - John Heaviside born 1881 and mother - Margaret Caghill - also born 1881. Lived at The Oaks, Evenwood, County Durham. Married Doris Hudson (1916 - 1990) in South Durham in Q4 1955. At the time of his death his address was 28, The Centre, Evenwood.
Source table 10DLI