Simpson Leslie Pte 4455407

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Personnel Entry

Pte L Simpson's CWGC headstone.
Pte L Simpson's CWGC headstone.

Name Simpson Leslie
Army number 4455407
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Born County Durham 1920/21.
Age 19 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date but likely to have been April/May 1939. Posted ? 6th Battalion DLI. Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1st September 1939. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Posted Missing 11 - 31/5/40 (a report to this effect appeared in the Auckland Chronicle of 18/7/1940), later presumed KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40 with 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery Company not known.
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 20-May-40. No details yet of initial interment. Buried Plot 8. Row D. Grave 6. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. His headstone inscription reads : GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Joseph and Margaret Simpson, Witton-le-Wear.
Source table 10DLI