The Scottish War Graves Project Forum Index The Scottish War Graves Project
Part of the Scottish Military Research Group (Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Smiths!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish War Graves Project Forum Index -> Queries and Requests
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
apanderson



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 6909
Location: Stirlingshire

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Smiths! Reply with quote

Jings crivens help ma boab - there's hunners o' them!!

And just for a change, there's some I can't find.

They are:
Sgt. M. J. Smith, R.A.F., reported missing 17th December 1945
Son of J. W. and Margaret Smith (nee Mackay)

The old BWMP spreadsheet I have for the Western Necropolis says his Service Number was 658928 and he was in 218 Sqdn., but I can't find him.

Then there's:
William Smith, killed in France 24th July 1918 age 21
Son of William Sydney and Margaret Smith (nee Gunning)

Again, from the spreadsheet mentioned above, this William's Service Number was 350498, and they have him as being in the H.L.I. - I can't find him either.

Any takers?

Anne
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Adam Brown



Joined: 21 Sep 2007
Posts: 722
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne

For MJ Smith it is 1943, not 1945

SMITH, Maurice James
Service number 658928
Date of death 17/12/1943
Place of birth Glasgow
SNWM roll ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death R.A.F.V.R. B.C.

SMITH, MAURICE JAMES
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 218 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 17/12/1943
Service No: 658928
Additional information: Son of James William and Margaret Smith, of Partick, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 165.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

From Lost Bombers site

http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=9669

Type: Stirling
Serial Number: EE888
Squadron: 218
X1D: HA-K
Operation: Gardening

Further Information
Stirling Mk.III Delivered by Short & Harland between May43 and Jul43. Contract No.774677/38. Delivered to No.218 Sqdn 24Jun43. Also wore the ID HA-H. EE888 was one of two 218 Sqdn Stirlings lost on this operation. See: MZ263. Airborne 16:55 16Dec43 from Downham Market to plant mines in French coastal waters off la Pallice. Lost without trace. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. F/S D.Williams KIA Sgt A.C.Orme KIA Sgt M.J.Smith KIA P/O J.A.Taylor RCAF KIA Sgt C.C.Toms KIA Sgt H.Campbell KIA Sgt A.F.Hughes KIA

Adam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Adam Brown



Joined: 21 Sep 2007
Posts: 722
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From SNWM and CWGC databases

SMITH, William H
Service Number 350498
Date Death 24/07/1918
Place of birth Glasgow
Other 18th Bn.
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Cpl
Theatre of death F.& F.

SMITH, W H
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 18th Bn.
Date of Death: 24/07/1918
Service No: 350498
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. A. 1.
Cemetery: KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY

SDGW also has him enlisting in Glasgow

Adam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
apanderson



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 6909
Location: Stirlingshire

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic Adam! Very Happy

Posts now updated with all the details you found.

Anne
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish War Graves Project Forum Index -> Queries and Requests All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com