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Cecil Thomas Smith

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Family History

 

Date Of Birth: 04/02/1916

Date Of Death: 21/05/1964 (Age 48) - Norwich, Norfolk

 

Father

 

Frederick William Smith                        

DOB: 14/02/1888        

DOD: 18/10/1926

 

Mother

 

Maude Susannah Chaney                

DOB: 14/08/1887        

DOD: ??/08/1933

 

Wife

 

Joyce Rose Whitham                        

DOB: 23/06/1916        

Married: 18/04/1938        

DOD: 10/01/1996

 

Brother

 

Maurice Frederick George Smith                

DOB: 06/07/1914        

DOD: 26/11/1971

 

Sister

 

Bertha Maude Smith                        

DOB: 07/10/1919        

DOD: 26/07/2011

 

Daughter's

 

Daphne Jean Smith                        

DOB: 08/03/1941

 

Shirley Jocelyn Smith                        

DOB: 23/05/1950

 

His father Frederick died when he was 9 years old and his mother died seven years later when he was 16 years old, him and his brother Maurice had to leave school (City Of Norwich School) so they could look after younger sister Bertha.

 

Maurice was supposed to start teacher training but that had to change.  Both boys were helped by christian friends to find employment.  Maurice went to the Education Office and Cecil to Forehoe and Henstead Rural District Council where he was trained as an accountant.

 

Both Maurice and Cecil got scholarships from The British Legion.

 

He worked at Forehoe and Henstead Rural District Council for 32 years from age 16 to his death aged 48.

 

He was also a Special Constable with the Norfolk Constabulary.

 

 

Military History

 

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