Trotter William Preston Wilson L/Cpl 4459330

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Name Trotter William Preston Wilson
Army number 4459330
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, 17/1/1940. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI - probably 17/1/1940. Served B.E.F.? Served Iceland. Transferred to the York & Lancaster Regiment 20/5/43, Docs to Section 26/5/43. Transferred to the Gordon Highlanders 8/8/1944.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 17/1/1940.
Promotions
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet.
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.