We have had this e mail from Patrick Michiels
if you can help Patricks e mail address is at the end of the message
I've found your email account on the website http://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk/contacts.htm
I'm living in Belgium and administrator of a group of friends on FB, who
are commemorating fallen soldiers in Belgium, France and the Netherlands
of both wars (WW1 & WW2).
For a member of my group we're in search of Information about Lance-Corporal
N C SMITH, Service Number 307670. He died in Belgium, during the 3rd Battle
of Ypres on 9 October 1917, at the age of 20. He was serving in the 2nd/8th
Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was the son of William and Alice
SMITH, of 14, Hasbrouch Street, Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA,
native of Radcliffe, Manchester and was previously wounded twice at the
Dardanelles. He is buried at CWGC 'Tyne Cot Cemetery' in Zonnebeke, Belgium.
We've adopted his grave and like we will passing often to his grave, we
would like to know more about Lance Corporal SMITH, any information is
welcome and if it is possible to obtain a photo of Lc.Cpl. SMITH that
would be great, so we can put a face on the soldiers grave.
If you will, we can sent you over the photos of our visists to put them
on the website of the Lancashire Fusiliers website, so all your Members,
will see our tribute
Looking forward to your answer.
Beheerder FB-groep "Eerbetoon aan onze Soldaten uit WO1 & WO2"
Mobile: +32 (0)475/22.33.16
This is what we have sent him
First of all I can tell you his name was Norris Coop Smith he was born
in Fleetwood Near Blackpool sorry we don't have any photos of him
On the 5th October the 2/8th Bn LF went by bus to Vlamerting he where
they took up defensive positions along the Ypres/Menin Road.
They spent the 6th, 7th and 8th preparing for the forthcoming attack at
Passchendaele on the 9th October where N C Smith was killed in action
In attachments there are report in our Regimental Magazine if you
look in the margins who will see the Battalion to which the report belongs
We don't have a lot on the 2nd 8th battalion but here is a link to our
pages on the 2nd / 8th http://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.UK/gallerynew/2nd8thHargicourt/2nd_8th_3rdBattleofYpres.htm