Gribbin Robert Pte 4457957
Name Gribbin Robert
Army number 4457957
Date of birth Born County Durham 1918/19.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date as yet. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF. Listed missing 11/5/40, 31/5/40, 20/6/40. Now shown as KILLED in ACTION 23/5/40. (Enlistment Book shows surname spelt GRIBBEN).
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 23-May-40.
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Thomas and Sarah Gribbin. Commemorated Column 122, DUNKIRK MEMORIAL.
Source table 11DLI
The DLI Roll of Honour shows the spelling of his name as Gribben (presumably copying the Enlistment Book) but also, apparently erroneously, shows him as serving with the 2nd Battalion.