Wynn Leonard Lieutenant 240692

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Name Wynn Leonard
Army number 240692
Rank Lieutenant
Date of birth Born County Durham 1923.
Age 21
Unit Posted as Cadet, Royal Military Academy. Sandhurst OCTU. The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 1/8/1942. Posted No 4 Infantry Training Centre, Brancepeth. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Left Bn before October 1942 and returned to No 4 ITC. Posted 11th Bn DLI 6/4/1943. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION with 11th Bn Durham Light Infantry 29/6/1944.
Company/Battery 11th Bn - B Company, Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit ITC - Mortars - 24/11/1942. 11th Bn - 5th (Anti-Tank) Platoon - 6/4/1943.
Task or role Platoon Duty Officer. 2i/c of Anti-Tank Platoon 6/4/1943.
Joined Brigade 06-Apr-43 - the date of the earlier posting to 11th Bn is not known.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/2/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 29/6/1944 at Rauray.
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of George and Elizabeth Wynn, Bishop Auckland. Originally interred at Rauray - map reference 888654 alongside other men of the Battalion. Re-buried 10/7/1945 in Grave V. C. 4. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux. Headstone inscription reads:- "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS".
Source table 11DLI

To see Lt Wynn's commemorative record please click here