Campaign for soldiers shot at dawn





On Saturday, more than 90 years after being shot for desertion, Pte James Smith's name will finally be added to Bolton's roll of honour to soldiers killed in World War I.

It is one of many events taking place across the UK to mark the first Armed Forces Day, which has replaced Veterans' Day.

The long-awaited recognition for Pte Smith, known as Jimmy, comes after a campaign by his great, great nephew Charles Sandbach.

In 2006 the government formally pardoned 306 British soldiers executed for military offences other than murder or mutiny.




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