I am interested in Lieutenant Trevor Southgate, who had served in WW1 and was called up again in 1939. He returned at first to his original battalion (2/Essex) and was then posted to Q Movement Control. My information consists of two lists of dates he wrote himself which aren't totally consistent and give only the briefest details. On one of these he says that he was appointed as a train conducting officer (14 April 1940). The next entry says that he was 'evacuated from B.E.F. on 9.6.40', arrived at St Mary's Hospital S.W.15 the same day but posted back to the Essex Regiment the same day, which doesn't sound as though he had much wrong with him. My questions are: what would his responsibilities have been as a train conducting officer, and where would he have been based? and Why was he evacuated on 9 June? The Dunkirk evacuation ended on 4 June, I thought? Many thanks in advance for any help you can give me.