Smith Robert Pte 4447615

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Name Smith Robert
Army number 4447615
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 Joined The Durham Light Infantry, Enlisted 4/6/1929, in TA 6, for 4 yrs. Discharged at the ntermination of his Engagement 3/6/1933. Re-enlisted. Posted 10th Battalion DLI. Served in Northen France with the B.E.F. Posted missing. Known to have been taken Prisoner of War - probably on 20/5/1940 - official notification received 13/8/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 27/1/1946.
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, but see note below.
Wounded Not yet known.
Prisoner of War Yes - Stalag 8B and 344, PoW Number 1857.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family details as yet.
Source table 10DLI

Although this is a common name, a notification that a Sgt Robert Smith had been reported "Missing" appeared in the Auckland Chronicle of 11th July 1940, which may have referred to this man.