Wigham William Pte 4457197
Name Wigham William
Army number 4457197
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Born 1919/20.
Age 20 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but possibly Summer 1939. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. KILLED in ACTION on or after 20/5/40, Authority:- Casualty L. B.E.F, while with 1st Tyneside Scottish.
Company/Battery HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not yet known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 20-May-40. No known grave. Commemorated Column 91, DUNKIRK MEMORIAL.
Home address Son of William and Jane Wigham, St Anthony's, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
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