Cree Sidney Pte 4456122

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Name Cree Sidney
Army number 4456122
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born County Durham - date not yet known.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but probably mid-1939. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served BEF? Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Posted 6th Bn DLI - probably on the disbandment of 11th Battalion. KILLED in ACTION with 6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry 10/9/1944.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Promotions Cpl
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 10-Sep-44
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of James Vicker Cree and Sarah Elizabeth Cree of Chester-le-Street. Buried Grave III.A.7. Geel War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI

Sidney's older brother, Norman, died as a PoW in Japanese hands while serving with the 9th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. His Memorial Page can be found here.