Irving Samuel Pte 4456623

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Personnel Entry

L/Cpl S Irving's CWGC headstone.
L/Cpl S Irving's CWGC headstone.

Name Irving Samuel
Army number 4456623
Rank Pte
Decorations None known beyong Service Awards.
Date of birth Born 1916/17.
Age 23 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no exact enlistment date as yet, but his Regimental Number suggests that he joined in Spring 1939. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, and posted to 1st Tyneside Scottish. Attended Small Arms School Course No 6 3/40. Served with the BEF in France. KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40, Authority R. Casualty.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions Lance Corporal
Wounded Not so far as is known but he may have died of wounds.
Prisoner of War No - not likely.
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40. Buried Grave 6, Plot 8, Row A. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. No inscription on his headstone.
Home address Son of Robert and Elizabeth Ann Irving, Gateshead.
Source table 1TS