Vernon Joseph Sands Pte 4455464

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Name Vernon Joseph Sands
Army number 4455464
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born County Durham - 1920/21.
Age 23
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but almost certainly late April/early May 1939. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF? Served Iceland. Posted 9th Bn DLI. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION with 9th Bn Durham Light Infantry 14/6/1944.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 14-Jun-44.
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of James and Evelyn Vernon of Houghton-le-Spring. Buried Grave XI. M. 5 Bayeux War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI