1/5th Bedfords

Private Frederick David Smith

Pte Frederick David Smith, 200696, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, wrote to parents William and Mary Ann Smith, of 7 Chobham Street, Luton, on July 24th, 1917, informing them that he was a prisoner in Turkish hands, taken four days previously.
Writing that he was being treated very well, he said: "I must explain how it happened. Five of us went back to fetch a wounded comrade, and we got surrounded and, of course, captured. In doing this I got wounded in the leg but, I am glad to say, not seriously.

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