Price Wilfred Norman Lt 4035943 and 243111

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Lieutenant Wilfred Norman Price
Lieutenant Wilfred Norman Price

Name Price Wilfred Norman
Army number 4035943 and 243111
Rank Private and Lieutenant.
Date of birth Born Shropshire 1919 (some records state 1920).
Age 24 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the King's Shropshire Light Infantry - attested on 15/1/40 at the I.T.C. as number 4035943. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry 27/6/40, and posted to the 10th Battalion DLI. Served Iceland? Posted as Cadet to 164 OCTU 10/4/1941, docs to Ashford 6/5/1941. Discharged 20/8/1942 under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvii) on being commissioned. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 21/8/1942 as number 243111. Posted 14th Bn DLI 21/8/1942. Attached to 77th Division Battle School as 2/Lt as at 18/10/1942. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI as Lt 7/12/1943. Served Normandy. Wounded and evacuated beyond Regimental Aid Post 1/7/1944. DIED of WOUNDS 1/7/1944 while with 11th Battalion DLI.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit 11th Battalion - 8th Platoon.
Task or role Duty Officer. 11th Battalion - Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 27/6/1940 and again on 7/12/1943.
Promotions W/S Lt 21/2/1943, T/Captain 29/7/1943.
Wounded 1/7/1944 at Rauray.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action DIED of WOUNDS 01-Jul-44. Initially interred at St Pierre, Map 7F/1 reference 848.686 alongside other casualties. Re-buried 26/6/1945 in Grave IV.F.2. Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS" IN LOVING MEMORY. MEG". To see a photograph of his headstone please click here.
Home address Resident of Shropshire. Son of William and Emma Price, of Ludlow, Shropshire; husband of Margaret Price (nee Baker), of Ludlow.
Source table 11DLI

Some records showed his Officer number as 243771. The correct number, as used in the London Gazette, appears to be 243111.