Wallace Liddle Shell Pte 4455620
Name Wallace Liddle Shell - known as "Larry"
Army number 4455620
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date, but probably May 1939. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served B.E.F. Served Iceland. Served Normandy? Released to Army Z Reserve 15/5/1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Wounded Near Caen, Normandy - exact date not yet known. Hospitalised in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Resident of Crediton, Devon, in 1946. No further family information as yet (but see below).
Source table 10DLI
DLI Enlistment Book had Pte Wallace shown as having Died of Wounds. Happily, the entry was deleted as being incorrect. Presumably this was an error of communication within, or involving, Infantry Record Office, York.
We are now awaiting details of Pte Wallace's service which his family have requested from the MoD's Historical Disclosures Branch.