Sunday, February 22, 2015

Private F Smith, Royal Engineers

Although Private Smith gets quite a few mentions in Chailey’s Parish Magazine, I have been unable to positively identify him or tie him to the parish. 

Between January and April 1916 his name appears in a special list of attested men where he is simply listed as Smith, F.  In June 1916 he is noted as serving with the 15th Royal Fusiliers in England but by October 1916 has been posted to the 9th battalion and is in France. 

In December 1917 he is noted as Pte F Smith, Royal Engineers (attached Headquarters) and this information is then repeated monthly up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919.  Nothing further is known of this man.

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