Pooler George Pte 4457703

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Personnel Entry

Pte G Pooler's CWGC headstone.
Pte G Pooler's CWGC headstone.

Name Pooler George
Army number 4457703
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Born West London 1918/19.
Age 21 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date yet. but his number suggests Summer 1939. Posted ? 6th Battalion DLI. Posted 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939 on embodiment. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Posted Missing 11/5 to 20/6/1940. Presumed KILLED in ACTION 20/5/1940 with 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery Company not yet ascertained.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not yet known, other than those injuries which lead to his death.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40. No details yet of interim interment. Buried Sp. Mem. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 10. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. His headstone inscription reads: ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HIM, O LORD; AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM.
Home address Resident of West London. Son of George and Margaret Pooler, Queen's Park, London.
Source table 10DLI

The Auckland Chronicle of 11th July 1940 included a report of his having been declared "Missing".