Private Tom Smith

Name:Thomas Smith
Address:Boldon Colliery
Service Record:unknown
StoryTom was a miner before joining 14th DLI in September 1914. Smith was severely wounded at the battle of Arras on 22 April 1917, losing both of his eyes. He attened the newly established St Dunstan's, a charity which provided training and workshops for blind ex-servicemen at Regent's Park in London. Here he trained to be a mat and net maker, and met his wife Adelina Catherine Hunt. He never fully recovered from his wounds and died in 1952. Tom Smith's war medals are in the Durham Light Infantry medal collection.


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