Frank Smith (1888-1916)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SMITH, FRANK. Private. No 879 Royal Army Medical Corp, attached 53rd Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Lindley 17.10.1888. Son of Mr R. A. Smith, 63 West Street, Lindley. Husband of Hilda Smith, Weatherhill Road, Lindley. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Smith and Calverley, Plover Mills, Lindley. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Had served in France for 18 months. Killed in action, 12.7.1916, aged 27 years. His wife received information from an Army Chaplain to the effect that, "Private Smith was driving with the water carts to fetch the water several miles behind the front line when a long range shell burst near inflicting fatal injuries and wounding his comrade". Buried POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 3.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Lindley; Lindley Zion Wesleyan Church.
Brother of Private JOHN SMITH, 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Killed in action, 25.4.1917.

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