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Birt Smith

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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.



+++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 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.



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

No idea - you can but ask the Regimental Museums!


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.



+++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 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.