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Name:
John Thomas Smith
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J T
Service No.:
579860
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Darlington
Age at Death:
23
Ranks:
Lance Corporal; Private
Unit:
King's Own Scottish Borderers; 900th A.E. L.C.
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Flatts View according to the Commonwealth War Graves website. Commercial Yard, Galgate according to the Teesdale Mercury - see below
Civilian Employment:
Mill worker
Cause of Death:
Effects of war
Date of Death:
2-January-1920
Place of Death:
Barnard Castle
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
St Mary's Church Cemetery, Barnard Castle
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

John died at home in Barnard Castle on 2nd January 1920 "as the ultimate result of active service in the war".

His remains were interred with military honours at St Mary's Cemetery, over two hundred people attended the service. 

Teesdale Mercury-07/01/1920: Death notice

Teesdale Mercury-07/01/1920: Local and other notes: Remains interred

 

Family Details:

Son of Samuel (deceased) and Elizabeth Smith of Commercial Yard, Barnard Castle. Brother of Samuel and Frederick both of who served in the War (see separate entries on the database. 

Notes:

As a young man, Jack was employed by Ullathorne's as a mill hand. 

In the short time since enlisting he had seen service in Egypt, The Dardanelles and France. He spent ten days furlough at home in July 1917. 

Teesdale Mercury-25/07/1917: Local and other notes: Home on leave

Teesdale Mercury-27/03/1918: Local and other notes: On Furlough

Teesdale Mercury-22/12/1915: Local and other notes: Serving with the colours

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Sources:
First Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Service: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Ranks: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Service Number: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Unit: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); cwgc.org; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Home Address: cwgc.org; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Age at Death: Teesdale Mercury; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Place of Death: St Mary's data; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual; cwgc.org; Family Details: cwgc.org; St Mary's data; Notes: Teedale Mercury; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Private Individual; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;