Normann Gradwell 5th Bn The Black Watch

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  1. Jan2000

    Jan2000 Member

    Dear all,

    I bought a really nice grouping that belonged to mister Normann Gradwell. I would like to gain some additional information about him. He served with the 5th Battalion Black Watch.

    His notes state that he landed at Arromanches, the 17th of June 1944. He does however have a D-Day Ike letter, how is this possible? Maybe war diaries provide answers?

    He was wounded twice. And he was missing for a while.

    France, 14/08/1944
    Incident date 31/08/1944
    His notes state that he went to England on board of a hospital ship 18/08/1944

    Incident date wounded France, 12/09/1944

    Second time:
    the Netherlands, incident date 08/03/1945, date of action 21/02/1945.

    Very curious to find out where he was wounded. And what does incident date mean?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help. Best wishes, Jan

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    If this is the right man why not send off for his records with a copy of his death cert

    Request records of deceased service personnel
    Application part 1 form:
    General enquirer's form (v6.1) (PDF, 99KB, 2 pages) or
    General enquirer's form (v6.1) (MS Word Document, 134KB)

    Part 2 service specific form:
    for use by all applicants.
    British Army part 2 (PDF, 28.2KB, 1 page) or
    British Army part 2 (ODT, 11.2KB)

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Norman Gradwell
    Death Age: 78
    Birth Date: 30 Oct 1925
    Registration Date: Jan 2004
    Registration district: Bolton
    Inferred County: Lancashire, Lincolnshire
    Register Number: B82A
    District and Subdistrict: 002/1B
    Entry Number: 259

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  3. Jan2000

    Jan2000 Member

    That is him! Thank you very much.
  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    The "incident dates" you refer to are the publication dates of the army casualty lists, no more than that.

    If you are interested in gaining additional information then get hold of his service records as suggested above or look for the unit's war diaries.

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