Price Wilfred Norman Pte 4035943

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Name Price Wilfred Norman
Army number 4035943 and 243111
Rank Pte and Lt
Date of birth Born Shropshire 1919/20.
Age 24
Unit King's Shropshire Light Infantry - Attested 15/1/40 at I.T.C. as 4035943. Trf to The Durham Light Infantry 27/6/40, Posted 10th Bn 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. Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 21/8/1942 as 243111. Posted 14th Bn DLI 21/8/1942. Attached to 77th Division Battle School as 2/Lt as at 18/10/1942. Posted 11th Bn DLI as Lt 7/12/1943. Posted to 10th Battalion DLI. Served Normandy. Evacuated beyond Regimental Aid Post 1/7/1944, DIED of WOUNDS 1/7/1944 while serving with 10th Bn DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer
Joined Brigade 07-Dec-43
Promotions W/S Lt 21/2/1943, T/Captain 29/7/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 01-Jul-44
Home address Resident of Shropshire. Son of William and Emma Price, of Ludlow, Shropshire; husband of Margaret Price (nee Vaughan), of Ludlow. Buried Grave IV.F.2. Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI

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

The DLI Roll of Honour shows him as serving with 11th Battalion DLI at the time of his death.