Sergeant 80527 William Smith

1st/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantrry
Killed in Action: Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, France and Flanders, 13th April 1918 aged 42

  • Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainault, Belgium. Panel 8 and 9
  • Awarded Good Conduct, South African and Queen Victoria Medals and the British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of William and Ann Smith
  • Husband of Florence Smith (now Baxter) of 161 Long Street, Dordon
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Warton

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Baptised 31 Oct 1875 in Warton
  • Lived at the Hatters Arms, Warton [1911]
  • Employed as the publican [1911]
  • Enlisted on 12 Dec 1915 at Lichfield 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]

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