Cairns Walter L/Cpl 4456038

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L/Cpl W Cairns' CWGC headstone.
L/Cpl W Cairns' CWGC headstone.

Name Cairns Walter
Army number 4456038
Rank L/Cpl
Date of birth Born 1915/16.
Age 24
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but probably Spring 1939. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, Posted 1 TS. Served BEF. KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40, Category "B", Authority Casualty L.
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 William and Mary Cairns, Gateshead. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row E, Grave 14, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS