Dowse John Thomas Pte 4455858

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Personnel Entry

Pte J T Dowse's CWGC headstone.
Pte J T Dowse's CWGC headstone.

Name Dowse John Thomas
Army number 4455858
Rank Pte
Decorations
Date of birth Research suggests Pte Dowse was born in Gateshead in 1922, with a mother's maiden name of Combs.
Age 19
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but almost certainly early May 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. Now known to have been KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40, Category "B", Authority L. Casualty.
Company/Battery
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Resident of Gateshead at the time of his death. No further family information as yet. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row A, Grave 3, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS