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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Vermelles British Cemetery, pas de Calais. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Rufford Nottinghamshire
He was the son of John and Maud Minnie Greensmith and the brother of Ernest, Fred, Mabel, Gertrude and Harry Greensmith. In 1911 they lived at Ruford Mill Cottages near Ollerton Nottinghamshire. When John enlisted they lived at 33 Antill Street and later 13 Bostock Yard Penfold Lane (both Stapleford Nottinghamshire).
He was a farm labourer on enlistment.
19 Sep 1916
21
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Private
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private John Thomas Greensmith, attested on 31st August 1914 and served with the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He landed in France on 1st March 1916 and was killed in action on 19th September 1916. He is buried in Vermelles British Cemetery.
In memoriam published 18th January 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “GREENSMITH. – Killed in action, September 18th, Private J. T. Greensmith, Lincolns, aged 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greensmith, Stapleford, late of Rufford. Deeply lamented.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Vermelles British Cemetery, pas de Calais. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John Thomas Greensmith - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Vermelles British Cemetery, pas de Calais. Courtesy of Murray Biddle