Vallely Terence Pte 4457173

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Name Vallely Terence
Army number 4457173
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born in Tynemouth in 1919.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry as a Territorial, no enlistment date as yet. Transferred to the Black Watch, posted 1 TS (probably 1/2/1940). Posted 70th Brigade HQ. Served BEF? Served Iceland. Transferred back to The DLI (no date given). Served Normandy. DIED of WOUNDS 30/6/44.
Company/Battery Brigade HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Officers' Mess Servant at Brigade HQ as at 1/1/1941, shown as detached from 1st Tyneside Scottish.
Joined Brigade
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 30-Jun-44.
Home address Son of Francis Henry and Ethel May Vallely (nee Potter). Buried Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery, Section J. R.C. Grave 2962.
Source table 1TS

CWGC's database record does not include details of Pte Vallely's Battalion at the time of his death. There is some suggestion that he was serving with 6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry, but the Black Watch Enlistment Books do not show a transfer back to the DLI. The DLI Enlistment Book only shows his death from wounds, and not his transfer to the Black Watch, though that did occur - probably on 1st February 1940 along with the other men in his batch of enlistments. There is a suggestion that the transfer entry in the DLI Book was erased (having been in pencil)and the note of his death from wounds written over the top of the erasure. This implies that he was transferred back to the DLI. Pending information from his Service Record, it is assumed that he was with 6th Bn DLI at the time he was wounded.