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Private Albert Smith


Group of the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, at Camp at Appleby, 1914.  The photograph is by A Hitchen of Northwich, but the postcard is postmarked Appleby 8th July 1914.  It is believed the 'x' marks Albert Smith of Blackburn.
Private Albert Smith, number 1700, was called up from the Reserve and mobilised for service in the First World War.  He went overseas on 1st November 1914 to join the 1st Battalion on the Western Front.  He was killed in action on 24th May 1915, at the age of 26.  He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.  His mother, to whom the postcard was sent, Mrs Ruth Smith, lived at 26 Whalley Old Road, Blackburn.
Accession Number: KO1992/02


Golden Roll of Honour to
Private Albert Smith, number 1700, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  A pre-war Reservist of the 3rd Battalion, Albert was mobilised on the outbreak of the First World War and joined the 1st Battalion on the Western Front on 1st November 1914.  He was killed in action on 24th May 1915 at the age of 26 years.  The son of Mrs Ruth Smith, of 26 Whalley Old Road, Blackburn, he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
Accession Number: KO1992/03

 

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