Whiteley George Pte 4457936

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Name Whiteley George
Army number 4457936
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born Leeds 1918/19.
Age 21
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served BEF. KILLED in ACTION between 19 and 21/5/1940 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 21-May-40
Home address Resident of Leeds. Son of Frank and Frances Mary Whiteley, Pudsey, Yorkshire. Buried Boisleux-au-Mont Communal Cemetery.
Source table 10DLI

DLI Roll of Honour has his date of death as 15/5/1940 - this is thought to be an error. War Office casualty list only shows 5/40 with no day. As the majority of 10th Battalion casualties in Northern France occurred on, or soon after, 20/5/1940 (the battle for FICHEUX and MERCATEL) it is considered that the CWGC date of 21/5/1940 is likely to be the most accurate.

Private Whiteley's grave Photo Credit David Marez TWGPP