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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
John Allen Smith was born in 1871 in Nottingham and was the son of Charles F and Mary Smith of 5, White Swan-yard, Pelican-street, Radford, Nottingham.
19 Jan 1916
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Private
11th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Private John Allan Smith, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He landed in France on 25th August 1915, he died of wounds 19th January 1916. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.
The War Memorial has A. Smith as does his death notice in Nottingham Evening Post; the Army knew either as George Allen Smith [SWDGW] or John A Smith [Medal Roll] Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 15th February 1916 reads :- “SMITH. – Died from wounds received in action, January 19th, Private J. A. Smith, 11th Northumberland Fusiliers, of 5, White Swan-yard, Pelican-street, Radford, aged 37 years. He bade no one his last farewell, he waved his hand to none; his spirit fled before we knew that from us he had gone. – From his sorrowing wife and children, also mother, father, and George.” Above obituary is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John Allen Smith - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord. Courtesy of Murray Biddle