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Birt Smith

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Amanda

Amanda Report 14 Apr 2014 23:46

Birt smith was in the Royal Warwicks service number was 20100 and then the Machine Gun Corp service number 157828 in the first world war. All i can find is a medal roll index card for him, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 14 Apr 2014 23:56

This one?? Note the MOD spelling

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 about Bert Smith
Name: Bert Smith
Regiment or Corps: Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Machine Gun Corps
Regimental Number: 20100, 157828

Award the British and Victory Star

It could be that his full records are amongst those destroyed in WW2 bombing - over 70% went up in flames
..

Ancestry do hold possible Midlands ER listings for him with the spelling as you have given. Do already have those?

Amanda

Amanda Report 14 Apr 2014 23:58

Thank you this is the one i have got, i think they must have got destroyed as i have struggled to find anything else, but will keep trying. Don't know if the regiments would keep any records themselves.

Thanks

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Apr 2014 00:01

No idea - you can but ask the Regimental Museums!

Amanda

Amanda Report 15 Apr 2014 00:04

No i don't have the Midlands ER Listings with those spellings, i will see if i can find out about them.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Apr 2014 11:15

Midlands, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1955 about Birt Smith
Name: Birt Smith (& Lois Muriel Smith)
Year: 1935
Ward or Division/Constituency: Erdington
Street address: 5 Highfield terrace
Residence Place: Birmingham

Midlands, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1955 about Birt Smith
Name: Birt Smith & Lois)
Year: 1939
Street address: 105 MORLEY road
Residence Place: Birmingham

In the same building as a separate household were
James Woodman
Flora Helen Woodman
Ivy Irene Woodman
They were all on the 1935 at 5 Highfield Terrace as well.

1945 as 1939, but of the Woodmans, only James is listed
1950 & 1955 as 1945 inc James

Ah - Lois' maiden name was Woodman - that would explain it :-)

Name: Birt Smith
Spouse Surname: Woodman
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1922
Registration district: Aston
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume Number: 6d
Page Number: 1134
.............

As you've probably already worked out what happened to the Woodmans, we won't go there unless you ask



Amanda

Amanda Report 15 Apr 2014 11:44

Yes Lois and Birt are my graandparents, and i know James and his family lived with them for a while. Morley Road was the house where i was brought up.

Thanks