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Worksop, Nottinghamshire
07 Aug 1915
685610 - CWGC Website
6th (Service) Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
George Harvey Smith George Smith’s father was the landlord of the Greyhound Hotel at the bottom of Park Street when George was born in 1876. George was educated privately at the Ashley House School on Gateford Road and in the fullness of time married and produced seven children of his own. By the outbreak of War he was working as a miner with his family at Eastwood, Rotherham. George volunteered by joining the first of the New Army Battalions of the Yorks and Lancaster Regiment which after training at Belton Park near Grantham sailed for Gallipoli in Turkey as part of the 32 Brigade of the 11th Division. The Division landed at Suvla Bay on 7 August 1915 in great confusion but, when sorted attacked the enemy to the north of the landing area. After taking ‘Chocolate Hill’ on the evening of 7 August, the following morning the 6th took part in a brigade attack on a feature known as ‘Schimitar Hill’. Despite intelligence to the contrary the position was held by the enemy and the brigade suffered several counter attacks. Before being withdrawn form action on 11 August, the brigade had suffered 86 men killed and many more wounded. Private Smith was one of the killed in the early attacks on the 7th and having no known grave, his name appears on the Helles Memorial on the tip of the Helles Peninsular. Courtesy of Robert Illett
CWG additional information:- Husband of Maude Mary Smith, of 47, St. John's Rd., Eastwood, Rotherham.
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