Laidler James Stewart Pte 4459393
Name Laidler James Stewart
Army number 4459393
Decorations None known apart from Service Awards.
Date of birth Born 16/8/1919, mother's maiden surname Stewart.
Age 52 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no Enlistment Date known as yet but his Regimental Number implies Autumn 1939. Posted 12th Battalion DLI. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served with the B.E.F. in France. Taken Prisoner of War - on 20/5/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Posted ? Bn Black Watch. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 6/9/46.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not yet known but possibly rifleman.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939 or shortly thereafter.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - Camp Number 344 - Lamsdorf and Stalag VIIIB, PoW Number 15528.
Died/Killed in action Death took place on 25/12/1971. Probate granted 25/4/1972 at Newcastle upon Tyne.
Home address 53, Royal Crescent, Fenham, Gateshead. Reference found to running with the Elswick Harriers.
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