The Smith Family – A Great War, Ypres Salient, Casualty pair awarded to Private Cecil Francis Smith & A Great War pair awarded to Private Horace T. Smith

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The Smith Family Cecil Smith A Great War, Ypres Salient, Casualty pair awarded to Private Cecil Francis Smith, 15th Battalion London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles) who…
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The Smith Family

Cecil Smith

A Great War, Ypres Salient, Casualty pair awarded to Private Cecil Francis Smith, 15th Battalion London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles) who was Killed in Action on the 10th of May 1917 comprising 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (3695 Pte. C.F. Smith. 15-Lond R.), lightly toned very fine

Cecil Francis Smith was born in West Hampstead in 1895 he joined the 15th Battalion London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles) at Somerset House, London. The 15th London’s moved from Dominion Camp, Busseboom on the 7th of May 1917 relieving the 8th Battalion London Regiment at Swan Chateau in the Ypres Salient near Zillebeke Lake. On the 9th of May 1 Other Rank was wounded but on the 10th 4 Other Ranks were killed and 8 wounded. Cecil was one of those killed and buried, just down the Road at Bedford House Camp. He now lies in Bedford House Cemetery Enclosure No4, Plot I, Row H Grave 37. He was 22 years old. The 15th London’s were relived on the 11th May and moved to Dickebusch. Cecil was the son of Jabez Townsend Smith and Elizabeth Smith.

Sold with Copy Medal Index Card, Copy Pension details, Commonwealth War Graves details, copy Soldiers Died entry, copy Effects Register, copy War Diary for the 15th battalion, London Regiment, copy Trench map showing swan farm, copy photo of Swan farm in September 1917

Horace Smith

A Great War pair awarded to Private Horace T. Smith, King’s Royal Rifle Corps who was wounded by Shrapnel and taken Prisoner of War in 1917 comprising 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (R-16215 Pte. H. T. Smith. K.R.R.C.), lightly toned very fine

Horace Townsend Smith was born in 1897 the sone of Jabez Townsend and Elizabeth Smith of West Hampstead his elder brother was Cecil. Horace joined the 10th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps on the 5th of November 1915arriving in France with e the BEF on the 17th of March 1916he was wounded by Shrapnel on the 9th of April 1916. He was posted Missing on the 10th of August 1917 and confirmed Prisoner of war in Germany on the 3rd of October 1917. On repatriation he was admitted to Hospital on the 24th of December 1918 with Influenza. He was discharged from hospital on the 12th of January 1919. He was discharged from the Army to the Reserve on the 10th of April 1919. He was compulsorily joined from the Army Reserve on the 20th of June 1919 joining the Expeditionary Forces Canteens, Royal Army Service Corps being posted on the 2nd of July 1919 to Mesopotamia where he stayed until the 24th of May 1920 returning Home to be discharged to the Reserve gain on the 26th of August 1920. His Discharge to Reserve papers state “Specialist Military Qualification – Prisoner of War”

Sold with 27 pages of copied Service Papers, copy Medal Roll and Copy Medal Index Card

Specification

Medal Type

Military Medals

Medal Category

Campaign Groups and Pairs

Medal Monarch

George V

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