Reed Frederick William Pte 4455938

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Personnel Entry

Pte F W Reed's CWGC headstone.
Pte F W Reed's CWGC headstone.

Name Reed Frederick William
Army number 4455938
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Born County Durham 1919/20.
Age 20 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date yet, but probably early May 1939. Posted ? 6th Battalion DLI. Posted 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1st September 1939 on embodiment. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Posted Missing 11/5 to 20/6/40, presumed KILLED in ACTION 19/5/40 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.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 19-May-40. No details yet of initial interment. Buried Plot 8. Row D. Grave 3. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. His headstone inscription reads : IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND WHO DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY. AT REST.
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Henry and Mary Reed, husband of Rhoda Reed, Oakenshaw, County Durham.
Source table 10DLI