Firth Ernest Pte 4459369

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Name Firth Ernest
Army number 4459369
Rank Pte
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no Enlistment Date as yet. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, Posted 1 TS. Served BEF? Served Iceland. Prisoner of War. Posted ? Bn Black Watch, Discharged KRs 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 6/1/47.
Company/Battery 70th Brigade HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Batman.
Joined Brigade
Prisoner of War 344 (Lamsdorf), 14948.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address 13, Fox and Hounds Lane, Newcastle.
Source table 1TS

Caution must be expressed about the identification of this man. He is listed as a PoW alongside men captured in May 1940, yet the Brigade War Diary shows him on the Brigade Staff in Iceland on 1/1/1941. There is either another man with the same surname in the same Battalion with whom this entry is confused, or he was captured in Normandy in 1944. Hopefully family information will be able to clear this up.