McBeth James L /Cpl. 4445721

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Name McBeth James
Army number 4445721
Rank Lance Corporal.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age (At the time of his death). Not yet known.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, Enlisted 30/9/1926, as a Regular Soldier, for 7 years with the Colours and 5 years in the Reserve. Aged 18 on enlistment, from Sunderland. Posted ? Bn DLI. Re-enlisted or recalled from the Reserve. Posted 10th Battalion DLI - possibly 1/9/1939. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Reported missing. Taken Prisoner of War - probably on 20/5/1940 - notification received 26/6/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 31/10/1945.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade Possibly 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known beyond Lance Corporal.
Wounded Not yet known.
Prisoner of War Yes - Stalag 8B, PoW Number 12527.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Born Sunderland. Worked as a Labourer.
Source table 10DLI