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 James Alexander Smith

James Alexander Smith

Birth
Workington, Allerdale Borough, Cumbria, England
Death 21 May 1968 (aged 87)
Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire, England
Burial Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire, England
Memorial ID 8152259 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the 3rd Battalion, Victoria Border Regiment. At Rouges Bancs, France, on December 21, 1914, Private Smith and another private voluntarily went out from their trench and rescued a wounded man. On the same day they again left their trench under heavy fire to bring in another wounded man to safety. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 3 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8152259
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Alexander Smith (5 Jan 1881–21 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8152259, citing Acklam Cemetery and Crematorium, Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .