Project Description

GEORGE SMITH 1878-?

Army Service Corp

Born 1878 in Radcliffe on Trent, according to the 1911 census and his attestation papers in 1914. Unable to find him on the birth register for Radcliffe.

Unable to find him in any census prior to 1911

1911 Census

Age 35, an unemployed groom, boarding with Herbert Thomas Duncombe and family at 9 Church Square, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Military Service

Rank: Strapper

Service Number: RTS 2075

Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps Remounts Squadron II

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 24.9.14

Attested 22nd September 1914 in Melton Mowbray

Age 35years 305 days; born in Radcliffe on Trent; Strapper RTS 2075 Remounts Squadron II; height 5ft 4½ ins; weight 160 lbs; chest 36½ ins; complexion fresh; eyes blue; hair grey; religion Wesleyan; trade: groom; no address or next of kin given; states that he has lived at Smeaton, Leicestershire

23.9.14: Joined at Woolwich

24.9.14: Expeditionary Force France; no. 2 Base, Remounts, Havre

Granted leave from 20.2.16 to 28.2.16

22.9.16: Granted 1st Good Conduct badge

Leave 8.8.17 to 18.8.17

31.8.18–14.9.18: Leave (15 days R.A.)

15.9.18–17.4.19: Expeditionary Force France

18.4.19: Home

18.5.19: Demobilised: Remount depot No.1 Harrowby; medical category BII

Address on demobilisation: The Farm, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Military character: very good

Home address: The Farm, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory; 1914 Star

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born in Radcliffe on Trent and lived in Radcliffe in 1919 when demobilised.