Shippen James Pte. 4456661
Name Shippen James
Army number 4456661
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date, but probably Summer 1939. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served BEF. Reported MISSING 20/6/1940 (a report to this effect appeared in the Auckland Chronicle of 18/7/1940), now known to have been taken Prisoner of War - notified 10/7/1940, and reported in the Auckland Chronicle of 12/9/1940 with the additional information that he was wounded and in hospital in France. Repatriated. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 12/3/1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Wounded Yes - according to local newspaper report of 12/9/1940.
Prisoner of War 9C (670) 31230.
Died/Killed in action
Home address Resident of Spennymoor in 1951. No further family information as yet.
Source table 10DLI