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Friday 22 November 2013

Flashback Friday - War Grave - Corporal Ronald Victor Smith of the Royal Air Force

**For the month of November in honour of Armistice Day we will be revisiting the local war graves I have researched.  This post was originally published 10th October 2012.**
"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 1911, aged 18,  Ronald is living with his aunt and uncle, George Henry and Amelia Knott, along with his brother Sydney Herbert Smith.  At that time Ronald's occupation was listed as an electrician.
Sometime after 1911, Ronald enlisted with the Royal Air Force.  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. Ronald, Ron died of Influenza. He was my Great Uncle. I have a belt made by him during the early years of WW1 when the RAF was still the Royal Flying Corps RFC. He was a loved quiet young man. Much missed by his sister Blanche Maud Bullock nee Smith.


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