John Geoffrey Smerdon

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John Merdon was born in 1893 and lived at Bishhops Hull,Taunton. At the out break of the first World war he joined the Somerset light Infantry as a Second Lieutenant. He was unfortunately killed on the 20/09/1917.

From information gathered from war records it is likely that Lieutenant Smerdon was awarded the Victory Medal, the Star and War Medal often to referred to as Pip.Squeak,& Wilfred.

The Photo and written memorial is dedicated to 2nd Lieutenant Smerdon. The letter headed Buckingham Palace is a rare letter sent to Lieutenant,s relatives from King George.

John Geoffrey Smerdon Uncle of Anne Milout & Pamela Grimoldby.


About the Author:

The residents of Pitminster Parish have created an exhibition of World War One at the ‘Lamb and Flag’ from Friday Sept 26th to Sunday Oct 5th 2014 based on the articles and artefacts received from people who live in the villages of the Parish. Leading up to the exhibition there have been events and activities based in and around the villages marking the Centenary. This website and its content are from that exhibition along with additional material during the lifetime of this website.


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