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Re: Finding my Biological grandfather
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 09 December 18 15:54 GMT (UK) »
I've just found a record for Guardsman J W Outterside, 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards on the British Army Casualty List 1939-45.  It lists him as wounded in Italy 13 April 1944. No other info on the listing.

It might be worth following up.

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Re: Finding my Biological grandfather
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 09 December 18 16:04 GMT (UK) »
Wow, that was quick, thank you. What site is that on?
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« Reply #20 on: Sunday 09 December 18 16:09 GMT (UK) »
Found it thank you, on FindMyPast. It's amazing isn't it, I thought I had searched everywhere for that name, and yet I still missed it!  :-[
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Re: Finding my Biological grandfather
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 09 December 18 16:16 GMT (UK) »
It might be worth putting a request on the Armed Forces board - WW2.

WW2 records are still sparce.  Also, have you looked in Scotland. He might have spent his days up there - it's not far from here  :)
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« Reply #22 on: Sunday 09 December 18 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Sadly, no deaths showing on SP or on the 1911 in Scotland.
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Re: Finding my Biological grandfather
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 09 December 18 17:12 GMT (UK) »
Found a James William Outterside of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards unfortunately, so doesn't look like he's my John William. Yes, I've tried Scotland, and Ireland, like you I've had no luck.
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« Reply #24 on: Sunday 09 December 18 17:54 GMT (UK) »
Found a James William Outterside of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards unfortunately, so doesn't look like he's my John William. Yes, I've tried Scotland, and Ireland, like you I've had no luck.

Does it give his age/DofB?

I ask that because my great uncle was called John but, on one of his WW1 docs, he was named James. I have the relevant ref nos and they are the same.

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Re: Finding my Biological grandfather
« Reply #25 on: Monday 10 December 18 14:37 GMT (UK) »
It's on the IWM site, he's giving a verbal account of his time in WW2. I think he was born in Hexham 1904 and this recording was from 1990. He was in the Home Guard before joining the army proper.
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