Brown Arthur Raymond Pte 4456730
Name Brown Arthur Raymond
Army number 4456730
Date of birth Born County Durham 1918/19.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date but probably Summer 1939. Posted 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF. Posted Missing 10/5 to 20/6/1940. DIED of WOUNDS 20/5/1940 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry. (Enlistment Book shows 20/5/42 - thought to be a transcription error).
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 Evenwood, County Durham. Son of Richard and Isabella Brown, Copeland Row, Evenwood. Termporarily interred and re-buried later in Plot 8. Row B. Grave 7. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 10DLI
Pte. Brown's CWGC headstone in Bucquoy Road Cemetery can be seen here:-
Pte Brown's family placed a Memorial Cross on his grave at a recent visit - this can be seen here:-
DLI Roll of Honour shows date of death as 1/5/1940. War Office casualty list only shows 5/40. Given what is known about the Barrle of Ficheux a date of death of 20/5/1940 is much more likely.
Thanks are due to Kevin Richardson for local family history information.