Dunn Thomas Pte 4455834

From 70 Brigade
Jump to: navigation, search

Personnel Entry

Pte T Dunn's CWGC headstone.
Pte T Dunn's CWGC headstone.

Name Dunn Thomas
Army number 4455834
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born Durham City 1916/17, mother's maiden surname Luke.
Age 23
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but almost certainly early May 1939. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served BEF. Listed missing 11/5/40, 31/5/40, 20/6/40. Now known to have been KILLED in ACTION or DIED of WOUNDS between 29/5/1940 and 2/6/1940.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 29-May-40
Home address Resident of Durham City. No further family information as yet. Buried Sp. Mem. Plot 8. Row D. Grave 4. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 11DLI

It is hoped to clarify the date of Pte Dunn's death once the archives relating to the initial interment of the MERCATEL and FICHEUX casualties have been properly studied.

The DLI Roll of Honour shows the date of death as 2/6/1940 while the War Office casualty list only has 1940.