Scott William John L /Sgt 4446501

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Name Scott William John
Army number 4446501
Rank Lance Sergeant
Date of birth 22-Oct-09 (Subject to confirmation).
Age 90 at the time of his death. (Subject to confirmation).
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry. Attested on 28/2/28 at Gateshead. Employed as a Moulder - aged 18. Territorial Army 4 yrs engagement - enlisted in the 9th Battalion DLI. Discharged 27/2/32 on Termination of Engagement. Re-enlisted 25/4/39 in 9th Battalion DLI. Posted to 12th Battalion DLI 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/40 and was posted to 1st Tyneside Scottish. Attended Small Arms School Course 6 in 3/40. Served with the B.E.F. in France. Taken Prisoner of War - probably on 20/5/1940. Repatriated. Posted to ? Battalion Black Watch. Relegated to Class Z Army Reserve 31/12/45.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known but possibly Platoon Sergeant.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions Lance Sergeant.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - Camp Number 383, PoW Number 5636.
Died/Killed in action Date of death thought to be April 2000 in Gateshead.
Home address Lived at 12, Penman St. Gateshead. Details of marriage not yet fully ascertained, but thought to have been to Margaret Edgar in July 1937.
Source table 1TS

The common nature of this soldier's name has rendered genealogical research less definitive.