Remembering Today 21/2/40 Private:G.H.Pocknell,5436345,Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 2nd Bn.

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  1. CL1

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

    POCKNELL, GEORGE HENRY
    Rank:
    Private
    Service No:
    5436345
    Date of Death:
    21/02/1940
    Age:
    28
    Regiment/Service:
    Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
    2nd Bn.
    Grave Reference:
    Plot 11. Row A. Grave 9.
    Cemetery:
    CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES
    Additional Information:
    Son of William Charles and Eleanor Beatrice Pocknell, of Tavistock, Devon.Casualty Details
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: George Pocknell
    Given Initials: G H
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 21 Feb 1940
    Number: 5436345
    Birth Place: Eire
    Residence: Cornwall
    Regiment at Enlistment: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40
    Regiment at Death: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958
    Name: George Henry Pocknell
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1911
    Registration district: Skull
    Birth Country: Ireland
    Volume: 5
    Page: 431
    FHL Film Number: 101074


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    From a family tree:
    George Henry Pocknell
    1911–1940
    BIRTH 27 APR 1911 • Skull, Cork, Ireland
    DEATH 21 FEB 1940 • Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France


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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    No mention in the battalion war diary
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