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Francis Theodore SMITS

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30 Jun 1912 Moorends, Thorne, E Yorks (cert) 

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24 Sep 1938 (cert)

Corpus Christi church, Spring Bank West, Hull E Yorks (cert)

spouse  Dorothy Isobel SCAIFE view pedigree 

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24 Jan 1964 Hull Royal Infirmary (cert)

buried Elloughton Churchyard (EAS)


1938 Skillings Lane, Brough

census1939 register  Skillings Lane, Brough, E Yorks

1964 45, Skillings Lane, Brough, North Humberside (locate on Multimap)


Dec 1930 Unemployed - reason for copy of Birth Certificate 

24 Sep 1938 Metal Turner (Aircraft Works)

29 Sep 1939 Aircraft Fitter (1939 register)

Fitter & turner (chargehand) at Blackburn Aircraft Factory, Brough, East Riding

Other information

Francis' marriage in 1938 was witnessed by his sister Lena and reported in the Hull Daily Mail document

Francis served in the Home Guard during WW2, as he had a preserved occupation

Francis was a good football player and a good cricketer. He could have been a professional football player if only the big club that wanted to sign him (Hull City ?) could have paid him more than 2/6 a week and then only when he played. Used to play instead for Blackburn works team and later became an East Riding Amateur Football League referee. His daugher Elizabeth used to go with him playing cricket. Elizabeth later went to score for Welton cricket club. (EAS)

Francis loved his gardening, especially growing vegetables to feed his family.
When they had sports day between Blackburn's Brough and Dumbarton sites, Francis always took part in the slow bike race.
Elizabeth remembers him pushing his false teeth out to make her laugh.


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