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Name:
George Henry Smith
Casualty No.:
Initials:
G H
Service No.:
2264
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Corporal
Unit:
1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Factory Worker
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Thiepval Memorial
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Teesdale Mercury 15.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1

Corporal George Smith killed in action

Teesdale Mercury-07/11/1917: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-06/11/1918: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-05/11/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

George was one of the six sons of John and Margaret (nee Stout) Smith of 33 Bridgegate to serve in the War.  He was the second of the five brothers, Alfred, Frederick, Robert and John William (Stout) who lost their lives. 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 August 1918: Local and other notes. 

 

Teesdale Mercury-06/12/1916: News item: The Smith Family of Barnard Castle

 

Notes:

George was trained as a bomb thrower. He was wounded in April 1916 but returned to the front once he had recovered. 

 

Prior to the war George had worked in Ullathorne's shoe thread factory. 

 

Teesdale Mercury-22/11/1916: Roll of Honour Notice

 

 

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