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Pte George Norman Smith
British Army 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
(d.22nd May 1918)
George Norman Smith born in 1898 to a Laundress, Sophia Whiting and Father John Smith, half brother to Frederick Whiting and Daisy Whiting, is my great uncle. He was born in Docking, Norfolk, where the Whitings had lived for over 50 years. I knew very little about George, whilst doing my family history, I was surprised to recieve an email from a complete stranger via ancestry, that whilst cleaning the old graveyard at the Whitings local Church, St Mary's in Heacham, she had stumbled across a plaque (awaiting picture), the plaque commemorated George's passing in WW1, it read "In Loving Memory of George Norman Smith, died in action in France, Aged 20 years May 22nd 1918, Deeply Mourned, Interned at Labunere Near Bethune" . This excited me as well as stirring emotions that I couldn't understand. Now I wanted to know more. So, upon researching well into the night, I found that George Norman Smith is buried at Sandpits British Cemetery in Fouquereuil, France. He served with 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, he was a Private, Regiment Number 37060.
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