5442318 Pte W A C Causley 6 Bn DLI KIA 13 June 1944

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  1. Ravrick

    Ravrick Senior Member

    Hi,
    I am researching the above soldier who was killed in Normandy in June 1944, his service number indicates he first served with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (which makes sense as he was from Newton Abbott) at some stage he transferred to the DLI and landed in Normandy on D Day, a week later he was killed. Apart from requesting his service papers is there any other way of finding out if he served with the 6th Bn in Africa and Italy prior to D day?

    Any info would be gratefully received,
    Cheers,
    Rick
     
  2. wibs12

    wibs12 Patron Patron

    No idea on ascertaining where he served without service papers, just wanted to clarify if his name is correct.... you've got him listed as CAW Causley whereas all records on CWGC / FMP etc are for a WAC Causley (William Allbert Charles Causley, listed as missing 13.6.44, confirmed as KIA 13.7.44)... small thing but might help someone help you.
     
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Unless you have documented proof from the person involved the answer is - no

    Applying for his service records is the ONLY way to find out the answer to your question - forms for the application to the MOD are here Request records of deceased service personnel

    TD

    The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 5429001 - 5485000

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: William Causley
    Given Initials: W A C
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 13 Jun 1944
    Number: 5442318
    Birth Place: Devonshire
    Residence: Devonshire
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
    Regiment at Death: Durham Light Infantry
    Branch at Death: Infantry
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Private CAUSLEY, WILLIAM ALBERT CHARLES
    Service Number 5442318

    Died 13/06/1944

    Aged 30

    6th Bn.
    Durham Light Infantry

    Son of Albert John and Mildred Causley; husband of Lilian Vera Causley, of Paddington, London.


    INSCRIPTION
    SLEEP ON, DEAR, GOD KNOWS BEST ON EARTH THERE'S STRIFE IN HEAVEN THERE'S REST
    Buried at TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY

    Location: Calvados, France
    Number of casualties: 1143

    Cemetery/memorial reference: III. G. 11.

    [​IMG]
    Pvt William Albert Charles Causley (Unknown-1944)...
     
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  5. Ravrick

    Ravrick Senior Member

    Hi, many thanks for the swift replies, much appreciated,
    Rick
     
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Rick dont be mugged off in paying for anything on the internet .As TD suggests the official route is the only way.


    regards
    Clive
     

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