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  • 5ft 6.5 ins tall
dark complexion
brown eyes
brown hair
right upper arm heart tattoo inscribed JRS
Person Details
06 Feb 1890
Newark
John Robert Smith was born on 6th February 1890 at Newark and was the son of the late John William Smith and Mary Ann Smith née Cavey of Newark. His father John William Smith was born in 1867 in Risegate, Lincolnshire and his mother Mary Ann Cavey was born in 1871 at Newark, they were married in 1889 at Newark and went on to have the following children, John Robert Smith b1890 Newark, Mary Ellen Smith b1891 Newark and Alfred b1902 East Stoke. his mother Mary Ann Smith re married on 9th June 1903 at East Stoke to John Padgett (b1851 a farm labourer) they went on to have 4 further children, Elizabeth Padgett b1904, William Padgett b1907, John Padgett b1908 and Alice Padgett b1910. In the 1911 census the family are living at East Stoke vllage and are shown as John Padgett 60 yrs a farm labourer, he is living with his wife Mary Ann Padgett 40 yrs and their children, John Robert Smith 21 yrs a farm labourer, Alfred Smith 9 yrs a scholar, Elizabeth Padgett 7 yrs a scholar, William Padgett 4yrs, John Padgett 3 yrs and Alice Padgett 1 yr. John Robert emigrated to Canada prior to the Great War
He was a farm labourer in 1911
03 Feb 1919
29
2750703 - CWGC Website
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Lance Corporal
Canadian Infantry
Lance Corporal John Robert Smith enlisted on 1st December 1915 at St Thomas, Canada and served with the 4th (Reserve) Bn formerly 18th Bn Canadian Infantry. He landed in England on 7th April 1917 and died on 3rd February 1919 of pneumonia. He is buried at St Oswald's Churchyard, East Stoke.
CWGC headstone, personal inscription: 'He anwered his country's call He has fought the good fight At rest'
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  • 5ft 6.5 ins tall
dark complexion
brown eyes
brown hair
right upper arm heart tattoo inscribed JRS
    John Robert Smith c1913 - 5ft 6.5 ins tall dark complexion brown eyes brown hair right upper arm heart tattoo inscribed JRS
  • His attestation papers completed when he joined the Canadian Army
    John Robert Smith - His attestation papers completed when he joined the Canadian Army
  • Form completed by the Canadian Army showing his arrival in England.
    John Robert Smith - Form completed by the Canadian Army showing his arrival in England.
  • Showing his army casualty form
    John Robert Smith - Showing his army casualty form
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of John Robert Smith at St Oswald's churchyard at East Stoke.
Courtesy of Richard Hallam
    John Robert Smith - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of John Robert Smith at St Oswald's churchyard at East Stoke. Courtesy of Richard Hallam