Lindsay G. Pte 4456581
Name Lindsay George
Army number 4456581
Decorations Mentioned in Despatches, together with Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age (At the time of his death). Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no exact enlistment date as yet, but his Regimental Number implies Spring/Summer 1939. Posted to the ? 6th Battalion. Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI 1/9/1939. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Reported missing 10/5 to 20/6/1940. Known to have been captured and taken Prisoner of War 20/5/1940. Escaped from custody 30/5/1940. Made his way, via Paris, to Vichy France. Arrested and Recaptured. Escaped for a second time and made his way to Spain by December 1940. Held in a Prison Camp until repatriated via Gibraltar and returned to the UK 17/3/1941. Rejoined the Battalion 19/3/1941, Transferred to the Royal Engineers 8/12/42, and posted to No 2 Motor Transport Training Depot, (docs to Brighton 12/42). Posted to 25 Mechanical Equipment Section, Royal Engineers. Served Normandy and North West Europe. Served in the British Army of the Rhine.
Company/Battery DLI - not yet known - possibly Battalion HQ - MT Section. Royal Engineers - 25th Mechanical Equipment Section.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Driver.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions Probably Lance Corporal, judging by photographs.
Wounded Not yet known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured 20/5/1940 and also later that year after being, temporarily, recaptured.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Thanks to Paul Errington - DLI Historian - there are a series of photographs available of the recent sale of Private Lindsay's medals together with various military ephemera. These are set out below and thanks are extended to Paul for this extra information.
Home address Worked as a Lorry driver. Lived at 3, Back Church Street, Shildon, County Durham.
Source table 10DLI