Trotter William Preston Wilson L/Cpl 4459330

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Name Trotter William Preston Wilson
Army number 4459330
Rank Lance Corporal
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Date of birth Not yet known.
Age Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but probably late 1939. Posted 11th Bn DLI - possibly 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F.? Served Iceland. Transferred to the York & Lancaster Regiment 20/5/43, Docs to Section 26/5/43.
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Source table 11DLI

Lance Corporal Trotter's name emerged in the War Office's "missing" exercise conducted in 1942 - implying that he had been posted missing at some stage in the 1940 campaign in Northern France and Flanders - which is documented at The National Archives.