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Black watch , royal highlanders help?

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Helen Report 22 Jun 2019 09:26

My father David William Grieve Edie , (David W.G.Edie ) was in black watch ,Royal highlanders during the second world war .his service number was 2756608, not sure which battalion he was in? would like to know where exactly he was/ fought in WW2 , be grateful for any help .thanks Helen Barclay


PatinCyprus Report 22 Jun 2019 10:14

No records online for the armed services from the early 1920 onwards as they will still be with MOD.

This is the link for obtaining UK service records:

You need his death cert..If he died more than 25 yrs ago, if it is 25 yrs there is no problem accessing his records but under 25 yrs it's the next of kin (your mother if still alive) or by the next of kin's permission, as his child you shouldn't have a problem. It costs £30 and can take several months to get the documents.

If your mother is still alive she can get the documents without charge.


PatinCyprus Report 22 Jun 2019 10:17

You may be able to find war diaries that will give you a general idea where the regiment served but they were split into companies, battalions etc. and could be in several places.


Andysmum Report 22 Jun 2019 15:31

There is lots to read if you google it.

According to Wikipedia The Black Watch was the 3rd Battalion in The Royal Regiment of Scotland. As Pat says, War Diaries will help and so will a list of Battle Honours, which must be available somewhere.


Helen Report 22 Jun 2019 19:39

Hi ,thanks for all the father died in 2002 &mother gone now as well.will pay to hear information . Thanks for help