Trotter William Preston Wilson L/Cpl 4459330
Name Trotter William Preston Wilson
Army number 4459330
Rank Lance Corporal
Date of birth Born 8/8/1916.
Age Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, Territorial Army on 17/1/1940. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI - probably on 17/1/1940. Served B.E.F.? Served Iceland. Transferred to the York & Lancaster Regiment 20/5/43, Docs to Section 26/5/43. Transferred to the Gordon Highlanders 8/8/1944. Details of the remainder of his military career could not be verified.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 17/1/1940.
Promotions Lance Corporal.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Death registered Q1 1977 at South Shields.
Home address Married Jessie Donnison Q1 1949, Durham North Eastern.
Source table 11DLI
Genealogical information on this page all requires confirmation as to accuracy and L/Cpl Trotter's family are asked to get in touch with the Lead Researcher to verify that information.
Lance Corporal Trotter's name emerged in the War Office's "missing" exercise conducted in 1942 - implying that he had been posted missing at some stage in the 1940 campaign in Northern France and Flanders - which is documented at The National Archives. As with many other men involved in this exercise his return to duty may not have been accurately documented at the time.