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John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« on: Wednesday 22 January 20 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi there all ive been searching for years on any info like army number / battlion of my great great granddad john william smith alls I know is he was in the west yorkshire regiment & was called up on 25th march 1917 and he lost his arm 20th July 1918 he was born 1896 all I am desperately trying to find out his battlion he was in when he lost his army there has been rumors that is was ypres ?

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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 January 20 01:15 GMT (UK) »
Where was he born?  Who were his parents?

How do you know the exact date he was called up?
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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 January 20 02:35 GMT (UK) »
thank you for replying his parents were David & Ellen smith I only know the date he was called up on thanks to a family member but we dont know his army number etc. he was probally born in leeds area but not sure on that family history lost to time and we cant seem to find any thing about which battalion he was in just know he was in west yorkshire regiment


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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 January 20 07:58 GMT (UK) »
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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 January 20 08:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi

A John William Smith of David & Louise Helen was born 18 Feb 1893 and baptised in Hunslet.

John
Ellam, Mills, Ellins
Firth, Wood, Muffitt
Hill, Mattinson, Nicholson
Morrey, Hudson, Limb

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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 January 20 08:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi

In the 1939 register he is married to a Maud Smith (born 1896) with several children.

Pension ledger cards have a Corporal John William Smith, 9263, West Yorkshire Regiment, disabled discharged 19 Sep 1918.

John
Ellam, Mills, Ellins
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Hill, Mattinson, Nicholson
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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 January 20 08:37 GMT (UK) »
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Pension ledger cards have a Corporal John William Smith, 9263, West Yorkshire Regiment, disabled discharged 19 Sep 1918.

Per the SWB record that one enlisted in 1909
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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 January 20 08:58 GMT (UK) »
PoW West Yorkshire Regiment was the local T.A regiment so might of been enlisted but not called up until later.

The medal card has him in the 2nd West Yorkshire with *M.M. usually means Military Medal.

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Ellam, Mills, Ellins
Firth, Wood, Muffitt
Hill, Mattinson, Nicholson
Morrey, Hudson, Limb

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