Shippen James Pte. 4456661

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Name Shippen James
Army number 4456661
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age (At the time of his death). Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date known, but probably Spring/Summer 1939. Posted ? 6th Battalion DLI. Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939 on embodiment. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Reported MISSING 20/6/1940 (a report to this effect appeared in the Auckland Chronicle of 18/7/1940), now known to have been taken Prisoner of War - probably on 20/5/1940 - notified officially 10/7/1940, and reported in the Auckland Chronicle of 12/9/1940 with the additional information that he was wounded and in hospital in France. Repatriated to the UK. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 12/3/1946.
Company/Battery Company not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Yes - according to local newspaper report of 12/9/1940.
Prisoner of War Yes - Stalag 9C (670), PoW Number 31230.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Resident of Spennymoor in 1951. No further family information as yet.
Source table 10DLI