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Wednesday 10 October 2012

War Grave Wednesday - R. V. Smith

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them".
Ronald Victor Smith was born in Maidenhead Berkshire in 1893 to Issac Smith, a builder's foreman and Louisa Morgan.

In 1901 the eight year old Ronald is living at 60 All Saint's Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire with his parents and his older sisters Elsie May and Blanche Maude.

Sadly in 1907 Ronald's father Isaac passed away.
In 1911, aged 18,  Ronald is living with his aunt and uncle, George Henry and Amelia Knott, along with his brother Sydney Herbert Smith at 31 Bristow Road, Hounslow, Middlesex.  At that time Ronald's occupation was listed as an electrician.
Sometime after 1911, Ronald enlisted with the Royal Air Force and was stationed at 5th Aeroplane Repair Depot in Henlow. Sadly he was to die either from injuries or illness on 28th November 1918, seventeen days after the end of World War One, aged just 25.

1 comment:

  1. That is a really striking image. Brilliantly brilliant!


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