Moor Kenneth Reid Pte 4456011
Name Moor Kenneth Reid
Army number 4456011
Date of birth 29/1/1920
Unit Durham Light Infantry, T, enlisted 23/5/1939. Posted 9th Battion DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI. Trandferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, Posted 1 TS. Served in the BEF in Northern France. Taken Prisoner of War 20/5/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Transferred to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Posted 11th Battalion. Transferred to the Royal Engineers 19/7/45, Auth: Part II Order 11th A & S H/46/45. R/E P/59.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Prisoner of War Yes - Stalag 20B, PoW Number 10303.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address 34, Affleck St. Gateshead
Source table 1TS
Private Moor's family have very kindly loaned various documents and have generously given their permission for these to be uploaded to the Website.
His photograph appears above.
A picture of D Company, 1st Tyneside Scottish, taken on 13th April 1940 at the Burt Terrace Cricket Ground, at the same time as the other pre-BEF photos of the Battalion was included, and this is featured below.
Pte Moor's sister attempted to send him a birthday card to celebrate his turning 21, but fell foul of the Prison Camp regulations as the following images show:-
The Pay Book - Army Book 64 - belonging to Pte Moor appears to have been issued to him as part of his repatriation, perhaps to replace an original, and is therefore largely blank, but it does contain key information about him as can be seen from the following images:-
One particular document, which was lucky to have survived, is Pte Moor's notification of his repatriation flight and this is also shown below.