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Name:
John William Stout
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J W
Service No.:
3148; 235609
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Startforth
Age at Death:
37
Ranks:
Sergeant
Unit:
6th Reserve Durham Light Infantry; 1/5th Battalion Prince of Wales' Own West Yorkshire regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
At the time of his death, his wife, Frances, was living at Bank, Barnard Castle.
Civilian Employment:
Blacksmith and Road Labourer
Cause of Death:
Missing, presumed killed
Date of Death:
9-January-1917
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

John was reported as missing on 9th October 1917 but as no further news was forthcoming, the following July there was an official statement saying he was presumed dead.

Family Details:

Husband of Frances Stout of the Bank.

 

One of the six sons of John and Margaret (nee Stout) Smith of 33 Bridgegate to serve in the War. 

John the fourth of the five Smith sons who lost their lives because of the war. His brothers Robert, George Henry, Frederick and Alfred, also died. Alf's death prompted Mrs Bircham to write to the Queen regarding the "Heavily Bereaved" family. Wilf was given an official discharge and returned in the autumn of 1918.

Guardian: Town's pleas to save the last heard.

Teesdale Mercury 28/8/1918: Local and other notes.

 

 

 

Teesdale Mercury 6/12/1916: The Smith Family of Barnard Castle

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

Prior to the war John had worked as a Blacksmith and Road Labourer.  

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First Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Service: St Mary's data; Service Number: St Mary's data; Ranks: St Mary's data; Unit: St Mary's data; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Overseas Commemorated: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Family Details: St Mary's data; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;