Spence William Pte 4456066

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Personnel Entry

Pte W Spence's CWGC headstone.
Pte W Spence's CWGC headstone.

Name Spence William
Army number 4456066
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born 1909/10.
Age 30
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but probably Spring 1939. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, posted 1 TS. Served BEF. Previously reported Missing, now presumed KILLED in ACTION while with the B.E.F. on, or shortly after, 20/5/40, Auth:- CAS/BW/6/ Serial No. 778 dated 31/8/45.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Son of James and Elizabeth Spence, Husband of Dorothy Spence, Sandyford, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row B, Grave 11, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS