Personal information about George Smith

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   George Smith
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   28 January 1904
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   14 Church Almshouses, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 079
Record number: 7826
Official at burial:
   A N Acheson
Source of information:
  Burial Register
* This entry is awaiting verification.

Memorial Details

  George SMITH
  20 January 1904
  Sandstone. Engraved
  Headstone: In Loving Memory of /my dear husband / George Smith / who died Jan. 20th.1904 / aged 68 years. / A Crimean veteran / "Home at last they labour done / safe and blest, the Victory won. / Jordan passed, from pain set free / Angels now have welcomed thee." / Also of / Mary Ann Smith / the beloved wife of the above / who died Feb. 8th. 1910 / aged 84 years. / "Resting in Peace." //
  Headstone tilted sidewards. Engraving of quotation worn & difficult to read
    It appears that Mary Ann was not buried until a year after her death. Evidence is that the abode on the burial register is that of her daughter.
  01 January 2000
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Other people list on this memorial

Mary Ann SMITH



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

George Smith
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    29 January 1904
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News




DEATH OF A CRIMEAN VETERAN – There died on Tuesday, in the Church Almshouses, George Smith, aged 68, who was a Crimean Veteran.  Born at Ecchinswell, he joined the 7th Royal Fusiliers in 1854, at the age of 17, and immediately went out to his regiment to the Crimea, where he was wounded by the bursting of a shell, and lost his right leg.  He was subsequently discharged as unfit for further service in consequence of the injuries then inflicted.

He received the Turkish Medal, and also the Crimean with the Sebastopol bar.  He had been an out-pensioner of Chelsea Hospital since 1855, receiving 10d a day.

Newbury Weekly News 28 January 1904

Buried 28 January 1904 age 68

Book 1899, page 079, No. 7826

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Pictures and photographs

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Turkish Medal awarded to George Smith
The obverse shows the Ottoman Sultan’s tughra with the Muslim calendar year of 1271 on all versions. The reverse depicts a cannon standing upon the Imperial Russian flag, with an anchor and a mortar. The four flags of the allies are to the rear, their ord
Turkish Medal awarded to George Smith
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Crimea Medal awarded to George Smith
The medal consists of a 36mm silver disk with, on the obverse, the diademed head of Queen Victoria and the legend VICTORIA REGINA with the date 1854 below. The reverse has a depiction of a standing Roman warrior about to receive a laurel crown from a fly
Crimea Medal awarded to George Smith


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