Ward George Andrew Sgt. 4441418

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Name Ward George Andrew
Army number 4441418
Rank Sergeant.
Date of birth Not yet known. Born Byers Green.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, Enlisted on 28/2/1922 in the Territorial Army for 4yrs, Aged 20, at Spennymoor. Posted to the 6th Bn DLI. Discharged at the termination of his engagement 28/5/1931. Re-Enlisted in the 6th DLI 11/6/1931. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F. The Auckland Chronicle of 18th July 1940 reported that he was "Missing". Taken Prisoner of War - probably on 20/5/1940 - notification received on 29/7/1940, a report to this effect appearing in the Auckland Chronicle of 8/8/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 8/10/1945 as no longer fit for service.
Company/Battery C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions Staff Sergeant.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - known to have been held in Stalag XXIB - PoW Number not yet known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Worked as a Coal Miner. No family information as yet.
Source table 10DLI