Leighton John Pte 4455789

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Personnel Entry

Pte J Leighton's CWGC headstone.
Pte J Leighton's CWGC headstone.

Name Leighton John
Army number 4455789
Rank Pte
Decorations
Date of birth Born 1920/21.
Age 19
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but almost certainly early May 1939. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, posted 1 TS. Served BEF. DIED 20/5/40, Authority:- L. Casualties.
Company/Battery
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Son of Robert William and Margaret Ann Leighton, Blaydon-on-Tyne. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row F, Grave 4, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS