Minnis Norman WO II C. S. M. 4441309

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Name Minnis Norman
Army number 4441309
Rank WO II C. S. M.
Date of birth Born Spennymoor, County Durham 1899/1940.
Age 40
Unit World War One service - formerly RASC 086381 and KOYLI 50001. Demobilised 20/12/1918. Re-enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry 17/2/1922, T, 1yr. Re-enlisted 22/2/1923, T, 4yrs. Posted 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served BEF. DIED of WOUNDS 20/5/40.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Miner, Son of John and Edith Minnis, Husband of Isabella Minnis (nee White) - married 18/3/1920. resident at 2, Crossley Drive, Spennymoor. Buried Sp. Mem. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 11. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux.
Source table 10DLI

Mentioned as being a friend by Mr Tommy Bamforth, 13/9/2014.

The DLI Roll of Honour has CSM Minnis' date of death as 17/5/1940, which appears to be an error, judging by eye witness accounts of the battle for Ficheux. War Office casualty list has only 5/40 with no day.