Topham Thomas Walter Sergeant 4466308

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Personnel Entry

Sgt T W Topham's CWGC headstone.
Sgt T W Topham's CWGC headstone.

Name Topham Thomas Walter
Army number 4466308
Rank Sergeant
Date of birth Born County Durham 1916/17.
Age 27
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 27/6/44 while with 11th Battalion DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 27-Jun-44
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Thomas and Maud Topham, Shildon. Buried Grave IV. E. 6. Fontenay-le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel.
Source table 11DLI

The DLI Roll of Honour has his date of death as 28/7/1944, as does the War Office casualty list. CWGC has 27/6/1944. If 28/6 is the more accurate this suggests that he may well have died of wounds sustained on 27/6/1944. This requires further investigation.