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Medals to the Life Guards 5 years 4 months ago #25318

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Gentlemen,
I can assure you both that Captain George Carter wrote an awful lot of letters to the referee's provided by the lads who wanted to join the 1st LG back in those days just before war broke out in South Africa.

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Medals to the Life Guards 5 years 1 month ago #41336

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George Henry Smith was my paternal grandfather's elder brother.
Born 17 August 1878 in Stanton, Staffordshire, England


Died 7 March 1901 in Windsor, England
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Medals to the Life Guards 5 years 1 month ago #41353

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Thank you for sharing the photo with us.
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Medals to the Life Guards 5 years 1 month ago #41354

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I think my cousin has his medals - I will ask him if he could photograph them.
Attached are views of a Christmas card - I'm afraid I don't know the date.






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Medals to the Life Guards 5 years 1 month ago #41375

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It would be wonderful if you could post photos of his medals, it would be really nice to have a photo of him, the memorial to him, and his medals, all together.

I wonder where in Windsor he's buried; there's no mention of him on Find A Grave.

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I will ask my cousin to photograph his medals.

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Memorial: Holy Trinity, North Wall, Guards Chapel; 1st Life Guards, Windsor.
No 2009 Smith, G. - 1st Life Guards Queen's South Africa Medal Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Relief of Kimberley.
Died at Windsor, 07/03/01

The plaque at Stanton (how did you manage to get such a great photo without reflection and how did you know it was there) says interred at Windsor. Perhaps if I wrote to someone at the Guards Chapel, they may be able to tell me. I think I should see if I can obtain his Service Record.




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