I’m Sam and a military historian and medal collector based in Sheffield.
I’ve recently acquired a medal given to a gentlemen who passed away on March 2 1917, who died from wounds sustained on the battlefield. His name was Albert Henry Smith of the Fifth Battalion Cameron Highlanders.
He was born in Sheffield but resided in Chesterfield.
I was wondering at the time of World War One what was the local newspaper in the Derbyshire, Chesterfield area, the Derbyshire Times or something different, as I am currently on the hunt for locating an image and obituary about him. Many newspapers at the time displayed images of the men killed from the local areas in the local newspapers. Be great if I could find one.