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Sapper 102747 Richard Smith

178th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers

Died of Wounds: 3rd October 1916, aged 18.

Buried: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France. Grave ref: V.B.47

Awarded: British War & Victory medals.

Son of Dick and Annie SMITH

Address: 18 Baxterley Hall Cottages, Baxterley

Dick’s uncle Eli SMITH was killed in the Baddesley Pit explosion in 1882 aged only 19

Commemorated: Baxterley War memorial

Click here for the CWGC Page for Sapper Smith.

 

Other Links:

NNWFHS Baxterley War Memorial Page

Heilly Station Cemetery

178th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers

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