Black Walter Pte 4456664

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Personnel Entry

Pte W Black's CWGC headstone.
Pte W Black's CWGC headstone.

Name Black Walter
Army number 4456664
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born 1919/20.
Age 20 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but probably mid-1939. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, posted 1 TS. Served BEF. Posted missing but later known to have DIED 20/5/40, Authority L. Casualties.
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 Son of Thomas and Margaret Black, 32, Upton Street, Teams, Gateshead. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row F, Grave 13, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS

A newspaper article, traced by Michelle Lewis , relevant to Private Black, is set out below:-

Local newspaper article reporting the fact that Private Black, and two other members of his extended family, had been reported missing