Wiseman Walter Hesslegrew Pte 4456072
Name Wiseman Walter Hesslegrew
Army number 4456072
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age (At the time of his death). Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date as yet, but his number suggests May 1939. Posted to the ? 9th Battalion. Posted to the ? 12th Battalion DLI 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. Taken Prisoner of War 21/5/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Posted ? Battalion Black Watch. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 27/7/46. Discharged from the Reserve under TA Regs 1936 Para 204-6(a) 6/11/48, on re-enlisting in the Royal Artillery, TA, on 7/11/48 as Number 22260410.
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 Yes - Stalag XIIA and 8B, PoW Number 3329.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address 22, Walton St. Gateshead. No family information as yet.
Source table 1TS