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 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted as Cadet, Royal Military Academy. Sandhurst OCTU. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 1/8/1942. Posted to No 4 Infantry Training Centre, Brancepeth. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. Left the Battalion before October 1942 and returned to No 4 ITC. Posted 11th Battalion DLI 6/4/1943. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION with 11th Bn Durham Light Infantry 29/6/1944.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - B Company, Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit ITC - Mortars - 24/11/1942. 11th Battalion - 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 exact date of the earlier posting to the 11th Battalion is not known.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/2/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 29/6/1944 at Rauray. 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".
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of George and Elizabeth Wynn, Bishop Auckland.
Source table 11DLI

To see Lt Wynn's commemorative record please click here