Diary details hero Rutherglen soldier's meeting with Winston Churchill during World War I

A hero Rutherglen soldier had a chance meeting with Winston Churchill on the French battlefields during WWI, it has been revealed.

Lance Corporal John Campbell Smith bravely fought on the Western Front between 1915 and 1916 and witnessed the many horrors of war while deep in the trenches.

The young soldier had lived at 7 Hamilton Road before signing up to fight the Germans.

And he laid down his life for his country during the infamous Battle of the Somme in 1916.

source: Daily Record

2019-10-23 19:47
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