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« on: January 04, 2020, 08:59:16 AM »
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“201272 Robert,henry smith
5th manchesters
15 longshoot,wigan
discharged  30-1-18 with TB aggravated by service
died 10-12-18 from TB[sanatorium]
age 29”
Enlisted '3794' 08/07/1915. Embodied 3/5th Bn. BEF 14/03/1917-21/12/1917 with 12th Bn. Discharged 3/5th Bn. Death Reg Bolton, aged 28.
Pte Smith died from disease 10/12/1918. The Pension Cards don’t show cause of death or record of discharge. He was recorded as 3rd Bttn.
Jane Arbuthnot received a Dependent’s Pension, as Foster Mother.  She received Pension for 2 other men.  Horse Shoe Inn, (later 13 Manchester Rd,) Westhoughton.
The pension review of 22/07/1918 stated the aggravated TB had not passed away.
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Re: 3794 / 201272 Robert,henry smith
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2021, 09:37:17 AM »
DC confirms cause of death as Pulmonary TB and exhaustion.  He is described as a former carter and Ex Pte in 5th Manchesters and died at his foster mother's home at 13 Manchester Road, Westhoughton.

Burial not identified.
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