SMITH, CECIL

Service number
6398814
Date of death
1940-05-23
Force
Rank
Regiment (Fallen buddies)
Awards
Royal Sussex Regiment
Plot 6 | Row AA | Grave 5
Military grave
Additional info

4th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment.

Died in Belgium. (Thoughts are he died of wounds.)

The Royal Sussex Regiment, 4th Bn war diary reports on May 23, 1940:
The Battalion arrived at Kortrijk (Belgium) and was met by a guide of "C" Coy and taken to Wevelgem, Belgium aerodrome where it stayed for the reminder of the day.

"C" Coy (Captain J.S. Magrath) returned under command. 

Coy's were dispersed in trenches around the aerodrome and the barrack buildings.

During the afternoon and evening considerable quantities of British transport, guns ad A.F.V. came through from Kortrijk. Any vehicle which could carry Troops was fully laden. 

At 1900 hrs orders were received for the Bn. to move by M.T. to La Madeleine (North of Lille), France. The Bn. marched to Geluwe (Belgium), when it embossed.  Route: Wervik (Belgium), Komen (France), Deulemont (France), Frelinghien (France), Fort de Lompret (France).
The march was uneventful.

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