Mitchell Craig Bentley Lt 249821
Name Mitchell Craig Bentley
Army number 249821
Decorations Polar Bear Medal. M.i.D. London Gazette (posthumously) 22/3/1945.
Date of birth Scotland - exact date not yet known.
Unit Emergency Commission as 2/Lt in the Black Watch 31/10/1942, Posted 1 TS 6/11/1942. Normandy. DIED of WOUNDS (shellfire) with 1 TS 17/8/44.
Company/Battery Bn HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Intelligence Officer.
Joined Brigade 6/11/1942.
Promotions W/S Lt.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 17-Aug-44
Home address Son of Craig and Jean Mitchell, Edinburgh. Buried Grave XVI. C. 4. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.
Source table 1TS
As a result of providing evidence of documents signed by Lt Mitchell, and references to his role as Battalion Intelligence Officer since joining the Battalion, including completing the War Diary, CWGC amended their commemorative details to show that he was serving with 1st Tyneside Scottish when he was mortally wounded. CWGC's willingness to update their records is much appreciated.
His commemorative record can be found here.