Gaines Albert Cpl. 4455930

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Name Gaines Albert
Army number 4455930
Rank Cpl.
Date of birth Date not yet known.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date, but probably early May 1939. Posted ?6th Battalion DLI. Posted 10th Battalion DLI. Served BEF. Taken Prisoner of War - notified 12/7/1940. Repatriated. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 4/6/1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War Yes - Camp Number 8B, Prisoner Number 779.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Resident of Spennymoor in 1946. No further family information as yet.
Source table 10DLI

The Auckland Chronicle of 18th July 1940 included a report that he was "Missing", while the edition of 25th July 1940 reported that he was now known to be a Prisoner of War.