Albert Smart – unknown soldier

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Albert Smart, Private 17/784, 2nd Leeds Pals

Almost nothing is known about Albert Smart, since his army records have not survived, apart from the Medal Index and one piece of his medical record.

Albert enlisted in the Leeds Pals Bantams, which means he was less than 5ft 3ins tall.  His number, 784, indicates that he was a fairly early volunteer, and he was discharged to the Reserve Class Z on 8th March 1919.  He spent time in No.18 General Hospital, Camiers, at some point between February and August 1916, but whether because he had been wounded or was sick is not recorded in the hospital register.  After the war ended he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

If anyone can add to this very short account please get in touch.

Researcher: Peter Taylor

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