Smith, Frank

Frank 

Smith

1919 - 1943
Aged23
Rank Private
Service no.4860276
Regiment 2nd/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Born December 8, 1919
DiedFebruary 4, 1943

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Frank
Smith

Gateway School 1930-35. Son of Mr. P. Smith.

Private Smith died from the injuries that he received during the fighting against German forces in Tunisia. He is buried in Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia, Grave 4. B. 25.

On 8 November 1942, Commonwealth and American troops made a series of landings in Algeria and Morocco. The Germans responded immediately by sending a force from Sicily to northern Tunisia, which checked the Allied advance east in early December. Tabarka was just behind the limit of the advance that winter. Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery contains 500 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 60 of them unidentified. In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in Tunisia with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force.

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