Withnall Joseph Arthur Pte 14414292
Name Withnall Joseph Arthur
Army number 14414292
Date of birth 11/1/1925, Burton-on-Trent
Unit Volunteered for service 10/12/1942 in Burton-on-Trent. Enlisted in Birmingham 10/2/1942 - General Service Corps, Posted No 8 ITC - Perth - Six weeks Basic Training plus a Carrier Course, Trf Black Watch, Posted 1 TS, Move to Normandy delayed by illness - re-joined Battalion early July 1944 after Rauray battle. On disbandment in August 1944 was posted to 7th Bn Black Watch, Trf Lincolnshire Regiment 4/2/46, Auth: Part II Order 7th Bn 18/46, Trf Manchester Regiment 10/8/1946, Class Z Army Reserve 25/9/1947, Auth: Records Office Order 124/47.
Company/Battery 1 TS - D Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit 18 Platoon
Task or role Rifleman
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address 157, Regent St. Church Gresley, Burton-on-Trent. Worked as a Centre Lathe Turner in Machine Engineering on munitions work before volunteering. Moved to Stockport on marriage. Surviving Veteran as at 28/9/2014.
Source table 1TS
Mr Withnall's Platoon Sergeant at the Perth Training Centre was Sgt Shanks, who also joined 1 TS.