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Date of Birth
Date of Death
28 Aug 1916
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Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
Soldier or Civilian
John Morton Sandford Smith was born in Eltham, Kent in September 1897, the eldest son of Henry Sandford Smith a Medical Practitioner & Ethel Gertrude.
In 1901 he is living with his parents & his 2 older sisters Rose Audrey & Joan Margaret in the High Street, Eltham.
By 1911 his 2 brothers James Maberly & Richard Henry are born & 13 year old John has been sent to Hill Crest School 46-48 Earls Avenue, Fokestone.
During the war John attested in Coventry for the Machine Gun Corps, Motor Branch.
No service record can be found for john but the register for his CWGC states that he died of accidental injuries on 28th August 1916. He is buried in the cemetery on Crawley Green Road.