Longstaff William Pte 4459396
Name Longstaff William
Army number 4459396
Date of birth Research indicates 13/10/1920. Mother's maiden surhame Pinkney.
Age 72 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no Enlistment Date yet confirmed but his Regimental Number suggests Spring 1939. Posted ? 9th Battalion DLI. Posted to 12th Battalion DLI 1/9/1939. 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 - probably on 20/5/1940. Repatriated. Posted ? Bn Black Watch. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 7/7/46 as unfit for further service.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not yet ascertained - probably rifleman.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - Camp Number 20B, PoW Number 3692.
Died/Killed in action Death registered February 1993 in Gateshead.
Home address Lived at 39, Carrick St. Byker, Newcastle 6. Marriage details not yet ascertained.
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