|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)|
|South Staffordshire Regiment||204409||6th Battalion|
|Bedfordshire and Herefordshire Regiment||285036||1st Battalion|
|Army Service Corps|
Photos Ann Crisp
Born in Manchester during 1892, the son of James and Harriet Smith, he married Crich-born Florence Stocks in 1914. He worked as an underground coal-filler. While serving with the South Staffordshire Regiment he was wounded, and this was briefly reported in the Derby Daily Telegraph dated 12 June 1918.
His cap badge in the photograph looks like that of the Bedfordshire Regiment.
Derby Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 12 June 1918
THE ROLL OF HONOUR
204409 J. A. Smith South Staffs (Crich)
Certificate of demobilization and letter
Courtesy Irene Skull
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
RG13 piece 3231 folio 89 page 15
1911: South Wingfield
|Harriet||Smith||Head (wdw)||45||South Wingfield|
|George Henry||Smith||son||7||South Wingfield|
|Sydney||Smith||son||15||Pony driver below ground||Manchester|
|James Alfred||Smith||son||19||Coal filler below ground||Manchester|
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1918 Crich voters
James Alfred Smith, Market Place; absent on military service.
1939 Register: Chapel Lane, Crich
James A Smith b.23 June 1892; coliery hewer heavy worker
Florence Smith b.13 November 1889
Betty Wingfield (Smith) b.19 March 1923; hosiery sorter