Padawun Posted 17 November , 2013 Share Posted 17 November , 2013 Hi, I have recently started trying to find out the history of my Grandfather, Albert Smith. So far I have found that he served in the Royal Sussex 5th Regiment, his conscription papers are dated 1914 He was born in 1899 and lived in Fordcombe, although the records list his address as Faccombe due to the poor reproduction. Where I am struggling is finding records of his military service, my mother tells the story that her father Harold Smith was left for dead somewhere in Belgium, but despite his injuries made it back to the UK. Whilst recovering in Guys hospital, he was then treated by the same doctor that had left him on the battlefield. I have tried to find him by medal and campaign records, but without success. Again on checking records at the villages of Fordcombe and Chiddingstone where he lived after the war, there are records of the fallen, but none apparent of those who returned. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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