Richmond William Henry Pte 4457474

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Personnel Entry

Pte W H Richmond's CWGC headstone.
Pte W H Richmond's CWGC headstone.

Name Richmond William Henry
Army number 4457474
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born Durham City 1918/19.
Age 21
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date but probably 1939. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably September 1939. Served BEF. Posted Missing 11/5 to 20/6/1940. Presumed KILLED in ACTION 20/5/1940 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry. (Enlistment Book records date of death as 3/12/41 - this is believed to be a manuscript error).
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Frederick William and Lottie Richmond, Coundon. Buried in Plot 8. Row H. Grave 5. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 10DLI

The Enlistment Book entry on date of death seems to be a manuscript error, given the evidence of the War Diary and civilian archives in France.