Hello all,

My name is Thomas Oddie. I am the grandson of Albert Oddie who served with the Black Watch in Burma during WW2. My Grandad passed away in 1976 before I was born, his children were also young when he passed and so there is very little known about his time in the military. The only pictures I've ever seen of him were from 1960's +. His war medal is also missing.

I would love to chat to anybody who knew of him - I'm wondering why he joined the Black Watch (from Manchester and possibly underage at the time), whether he served anywhere else etc.

All I know is that my Grandad was born in 1926, joined the Black Watch possibly underage, served in Burma before returning to Manchester to work a number of jobs before his death in 1976.

Also, if anybody has recommendations of places to call where I may be able to learn a little more about his time in the military, find pictures of the Black Watch in Burma etc.

Thank you for your help,

Thomas.