Wearmouth W Sergeant 4439125

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Name Wearmouth William
Army number 4439125
Rank Sergeant.
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth Born 18/5/1894 in Auckland, birth registered Q1 1894. Baptised at Auckland St Andrew on 10/6/1895.
Age 78 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry - attested 6/9/1930 in the TA for 4 years, aged 26 at Bishop Auckland (this suggests he understated his age by ten years or there is a manuscript error in the Enlistment Book). Posted 10th Battalion DLI - probably on 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F.? Served Iceland? Transferred to the Pioneer Corps 6/6/1942. Details of subsequent military career not able to be accessed.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet confirmed.
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions No details yet.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 17/8/1973, aged 78, in Durham Western District. Probate granted 10/4/1973 at Newcastle upon Tyne Registry.
Home address At the 1901 Census he was living with his parents William and Jane Hannah Wearmouth at Coundon Grange. By the time of the 1911 Census his mother had died and he was living, aged 17, with his widowed father and family at 81, Gurney Valley, Coundon Grange and working as an Engineman's Assistant in the Coal Industry. That may have prevented his conscription in 1916. Married Laura Gray at South Church 16/12/1916. Lived at 5, Douglas Crescent, Bishop Auckland. Worked as an Engineman.
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