McParlin Robert Dixon Turner Pte 4455849

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Personnel Entry

Pte R D T McParlin's CWGC headstone.
Pte R D T McParlin's CWGC headstone.

Name McParlin Robert Dixon Turner
Army number 4455849
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born County Durham - date not yet known.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date, but likely to have been early May 1939. 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. Enlistment Book shows he DIED on 24/5/40.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 15-May-40 (according to CWGC).
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Fred and Bella McParlin, husband of Alice McParlin, Houghton-le-Spring. Buried Plot 2. Row F. Grave 1. WANQUETIN CEMETERY Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension.
Source table 11DLI

The DLI Roll of Honour shows the date of death as 20/5/1940. The War Office casualty list has 5/40 only, with no day shown. Information on the interment of the casualties at MERCATEL and FICHEUX will be studied to ascertain which date is likely to be most accurate.