STOUT Norman Leonard

Norman Leonard STOUT c.1917 – 1943

1556854 Gunner Norman Leonard Stout, 133 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery died 20 July 1943 aged 26.  He is buried at West Auckland Cemetery [1] and commemorated on West Auckland War Memorial.

Family Details

Norman Leonard Stout was born c.1917,[2] the son of Arthur and Agnes Stout and brother to Agnes and Arthur.  In 1911, the Stout family lived at Coundon Grange, Bishop Auckland where Arthur worked as bricklayer’s labourer. [3] In 1939, Arthur and Agnes lived at Toadpool, West Auckland with Norman and possibly 1 other child [record officially closed].  Arthur worked as a council mason, [local authority] and Norman was employed as a bricklayer’s labourer.[4]  In 1943, Norman Stout married Greta M. Hannar.[5]

Service Details

The service details of 1556854 Gunner Norman Leonard Stout, RA has not been researched.  His death was registered at Winchester, Hampshire [6] therefore it is assumed that he died whilst on active service in the UK.  His headstone inscription reads, “…Gunner Norman Leonard Stout…was killed 22 July 1943” [7] which infers that his death was not the result of illness but rather accident, possibly in training.

Burial [8]

Gunner Norman Leonard Stout is buried at grave reference D.B.31, West Auckland Cemetery in a private family plot.  He does not have a CWGC headstone.

REFERENCES

[1] Commonwealth War Graves Commission

[2] England & Wales Birth Index 1916-2007 Vol.10 p.397 1917Q1 Auckland

[3] 1911 census Note: there may well have been other siblings born later.

[4] 1939 England & Wales Register

[5] England & Wales Marriage Index 1916-2005 Vol.10a p.452 1943Q2 Durham Western

[6] England & Wales Death Index 1916-2007 Vol.2c p.122 1943Q3 Winchester

[7] Family headstone & findagrave.com/memorial/102710861

[8] CWGC