Bage William Henry Pte. 4454528

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Name Bage William Henry
Army number 4454528
Rank Pte.
Date of birth Research indicates 3/11/1920 - registered in Auckland District Q4 1920. Mother's maiden surname Bulger.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry - no enlistment date, but possibly early 1939. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF. Taken Prisoner of War (probably on 20/5/1940 or shortly thereafter) - date notified 20/6/1940. Date of repatriation not yet known. Class Z Army Reserve 8/7/1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed but probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War Stalag 21C (E) and 8B. Prisoner number 2778. Not apparently included in the publication of UK Prisoners of War, which suggests he may have been repatriated early.
Died/Killed in action Death registered November 1992 in Durham Western at the age of 72.
Home address 18, Catherine Street, Spennymoor. Resident of Spennymoor in 1952. Research suggests a marriage to Ethel Brown in Durham Western in Q2 1947.
Source table 10DLI

A report that Private Bage had been reported "Missing" appeared in the Auckland Chronicle of 11th July 1940.

On his return to the UK Private Bage was able to report, to the family, on the fatal injuries sustained by Private William O'Hara of 10th DLI at Ficheux.