Lance Corporal
Charles Smith


About Charles

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Service Information

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    Lance Corporal
  • Regiment
    Machine Gun Corps


Charles enlisted with the Norfolk Yeomanry on 11 January 1912 and served in Gallipoli from 8 October 1915.  He was promoted from the rank of Private to Acting Corporal.

He joined the Machine Gun Corps on 1 July 1916, and passed through Peterborough East Station and signed the visitors’ book on 29 September 1916.  It is thought he may have served in the Middle East.  He was promoted to Acting Sergeant in the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry).  He was discharged on 4 July 1919 suffering from malaria.

Charles was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals, the 15 Star and Silver War Badge.

“The Norfolk Yeomanry (The King’s Own Royal Regiment) was formed on the creation of the Territorial Force in April 1908, with headquarters at Cattle Market Street in Norwich.  In August 1914 the 1/1st Norfolk Yeomanry moved to Woodbridge and then nearer to the coast in July 1915.  On 25 September 1915 they sailed from Liverpool on SS ‘Olympic’ for service at Gallipoli, landing at Anzac cove on 10 October 1915.”   

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