John Smitheman

When I was researching the soldiers of WW1 I came across John Smitheman https://oldwhittingtonops.com/smitheman-john/ John died in March 1916, but sadly his young daughter Ellen pre-deceased him in February 1916, she was just 4 years old. Whether he would know he had lost his daughter I have no idea, but I was contacted this week by Johns grandson and he sent me a picture of this memorial plaque for both his grandfather and his aunt. They were both obviously greatly missed.

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