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Sergeant 19445 William Smith

Durham Light Infantrry
Killed in Action: France and Flanders, 13th April 1918 aged 42

  • Buried: Unable to trace his grave/memorial
  • Enlisted on 12 Dec 1915 at Lichfield into the Durham Light Infantry and given Army # 19445 [Attetestation Papers]
  • He had previously served 21 years with the North Staffordshire Regiment and enlisted as a drill instructor before being sent to France on March 31 1918. [Tamworth Herald]
  • Previously awarded Good Conduct, South African and Queen Victoria Medals and would have qualified for the British War and Victory Medals.
  • Son of William and Ann Smith
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Warton

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Baptised 31 Oct 1875 in Warton
  • Lived the Hatters Arms, Warton [1911]
  • Employed as the publican [1911]

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