Wynn Leonard Lieutenant 240692

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Name Wynn Leonard
Army number 240692
Rank Lieutenant
Decorations
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.
Wounded
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