Bestford William Pte 4456728

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Pte William Bestford
Pte William Bestford

Name Bestford William
Army number 4456728
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born County Durham 1919/20.
Age 20
Unit Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but probably Spring/Summer 1939. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1st September 1939. Served BEF. Posted Missing 10/5 to 20/6/1940, Presumed KILLED in ACTION 20/5/1940 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry in the battles at MERCATEL and FICHEUX.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of William and Mary C Bestford, Spennymoor. Buried Plot 8. Row I. Grave 11. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 10DLI

Mentioned as a friend by Mr Tommy Bamforth on 13/9/2014.

Thanks are due to Pte Bestford's family for the additional family information, and for the photograph of his headstone.