Witherspoon John William Cpl 4454653

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Name Witherspoon John William
Army number 4454653
Rank Cpl
Decorations
Date of birth 13/8/1920
Age 0
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry 20/4/1939. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Embodied 1/9/1939. Posted 11th Bn DLI (probably 1/9/1939).  ? BEF. Served Iceland.  ? Served Normandy. Posted ? Bn DLI on Brigade disbandment. Trf Royal Army Service Corps 28/9/44, docs to Hastings 24/10/44. Class Z Army Reserve 16/6/1946.
Company/Battery
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet.
Source table 11DLI


Genealogical research has not yet been able to definitively identify this man - no trace yet of a birth date which matches that included on Army records, which prevents specific identification of death or marriage - for which there are several with the same name in the area.