John Edward Smith (1895-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
John Edward Smith

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, JOHN EDWARD, MM. Driver. No 120853. 'B' Battery, 95th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born 21 Sheepridge Road, Huddersfield 24.11.1895. Son of Joe and Mary Ellen Smith, 33 Netheroyd Hill Road, Huddersfield. Educated Woodhouse National Schools, Sheepridge. Employed as a ragshaker by Messrs Charles Lockwood and Sons of Blackrock Mills, Linthwaite. Was a member of the Woodhouse Church choir and of the Young Men's Bible Class. Single. Enlisted 1.11.1915. Was the first Netheroyd Hill soldier to be awarded the Military Medal, which was gazetted on 2.4.1917, for "distinguished service in the field". Died of wounds, 23.9.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Hilda's Church, Cowcliffe; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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