Minnis Norman WO II C. S. M. 4441309

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CSM N Minnis' CWGC headstone.
CSM N Minnis' CWGC headstone.

Name Minnis Norman
Army number 4441309
Rank WO II
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, for 1 year. Re-enlisted 22/2/1923, T, for 4 years. Posted 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF. DIED of WOUNDS 20/5/40 while with 10th Battalion DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role C. S. M.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
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, County Durham. 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.