Jewitt Norman Pte 4456690

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Personnel Entry

Pte N Jewitt's CWGC headstone.
Pte N Jewitt's CWGC headstone.

Name Jewitt Norman
Army number 4456690
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born County Durham 1912/13.
Age 27
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date but probably Summer 1939. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF. Posted Missing 10/5 to 2/6/1940. Presumed KILLED in ACTION 21/5/1940 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry. (Enlistment Book indicates PoW at 15/9/40, but also death on 20/5/40 - PoW entry thought to be a clerical error).
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 21-May-40
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of William and Mary Jewitt, husband of Rosalind Maud Lucy Jewitt, Witham, Essex. Buried Plot 8. Row A. Grave 9. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 10DLI

The date of Pte Jewitt's death was more likely to have been 20/5/1940, unless he died of wounds the following day. The DLI Roll of Honour shows the date as 10/5/1940, which seems to be an error as the Battalion was not engaged in fighting that day. The War Office casualty list only shows 5/40 with no day.