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7918: Lance Corporal John Smith

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posted on 2024-01-18, 14:21 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Lance Corporal John Smith served with the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) during World War One, and was awarded a Victory Medal for his actions.

He was gassed at Passchendaele, and, according to his diary, spent eight days on a stretcher during recovery.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Mairi Sutherland; granddaughter of John Smith.

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

John Smith

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914 - 1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Passchendaele.

Object(s)

Lance Corporal John Smith received a Victory Medal (#22028) for his service during the war. His collection includes his diary, and holds entries written from Passchendaele, the hospital and home.

Community Collection Day

Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow (10/04/19)

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