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18th KRR William Smith - Seeking Information
Posted by: Leanne Mainard (ID *****6942) Date: March 27, 2010 at 19:59:42
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My great grandfather, William Smith (b1896) was a Pte in the 18th KRR, I even have part of his regiment number: 71422. He was taken prisoner of war in 1918 in Germany, and I have the following details:
Pte William Smith 505296
13/London Regiment
British Prisoner of War
Limburg a/Lahn
Hessen-Nassau Germany

I have done extensive online research (being in Australia) and have been unable to find anything about his enlistment or his stint as a prisoner of war. I even have a picture of the prisoner of war camp, but can't find anything about it online. It's like the whole darn thing never exisited! It's entirely possible that I'm completely looking in the wrong places - Ancestry has nothing on him wrt pension records, medal cards or any other database.

Can anyone provide further avenues for me to research - I'd love to fill in some of the blanks with some proper, formal information, and not just love letters etc.

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