Bragan John Frederick Evelyn Clarence Pte 4455678

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Name Bragan John Frederick Evelyn Clarence (see notes below).
Army number 4455678
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born South Moor, County Durham 31/10/1920.
Age 19 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date but probably early May 1939, based on his Regimental Number. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF. Listed missing 11/5/40, 31/5/40, 20/6/40. Presumed KILLED in ACTION 20/5/1940 while with 11th Bn DLI - however, the fact that he was identified on a PoW Card, but no PoW Number or Camp was identified, implies that he was taken prisoner and DIED FROM HIS WOUNDS on the same day, before he could be moved to a Camp, although he may have been moved to a hospital.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Probably rifleman.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Wounded Yes - assumed to be 20/5/1940 at or near Ficheux.
Prisoner of War Yes - taken prisoner - assumed to be on 20/5/1940.
Died/Killed in action Died 20-May-40. Private Bragan is commemorated in the DLI Remembrance Book held in the DLI Chapel in Durham Cathedral [[1]] He is also commemorated in the Memorial Park at South Moor - see here [[2]]
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of John and Bertha I L Bragan, West Stanley. Commemorated Column 122, DUNKIRK MEMORIAL.
Source table 11DLI

Dunkirk Memorial

It is hoped to further investigate Pte Bragan's PoW Cards for any further information as to his capture and/or the disposal of his remains. No indication is included on CWGC records regarding initial interment.