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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 23 January 20 11:36 GMT (UK) »
hi all thanks his wifde was called Maude and his brother was called clifford who was killed MIA in action thank you all for all this information does anyone know which battalion he was in in the yorkshire regiment

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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 23 January 20 14:27 GMT (UK) »
It's not 9263. He was from Hunslet but his papers show that his mother was Eliza Morris.

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f007327961%2f01069&parentid=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7327961%2f60%2f1067
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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 23 January 20 23:58 GMT (UK) »
hi there thanks again for helping me they are from the hunslet area are my dads side so it might be that one


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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #12 on: Friday 24 January 20 09:50 GMT (UK) »
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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

Can you tell us where your family member got those dates from? Are there some documents?
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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #13 on: Friday 24 January 20 10:46 GMT (UK) »
i dont have a clue we found that a distant relative had put up these dates but we lost contact years ago with them alls we know purely is that he lived in the hunslet area and lost his army in 1918 while serving with the west yorkshire regiment and he married a woman called maude

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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #14 on: Friday 24 January 20 10:54 GMT (UK) »
The wife was Maud Margaret Ross.

Public tree on Ancestry for JWS:  https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/161190778/person/182102533585
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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #15 on: Friday 24 January 20 11:16 GMT (UK) »
I found his army file! His army number was 48803.

The file is viewable on FindMyPast

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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #16 on: Friday 24 January 20 11:25 GMT (UK) »
Per the medal rolls he served with 1/8th Battalion West Yorks, which was amalgamated with 2/8th in January 1918 to form 8th Battalion. So he would have been with 8th when he was wounded on 20 July 1918. He was in France from 20 August 1917.
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Re: John william smith WW1 west yorkshire regiment
« Reply #17 on: Friday 24 January 20 11:35 GMT (UK) »
On Ancestry the army file has been mixed up with that for an Octavius Matthew Atkinson Whitfield and indexed as Octavius Matthews Atkinson Smith.

The John William Smith images start here: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1219/31239_206081-00044
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