John Smith (1897-1917)

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.

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. Private. No 20430. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Lindley 27.3.1897. Son of Richard Arthur and Alice Smith, 63 West Street, Lindley, Huddersfield. Employed as a cobbler. Single. Enlisted in 1916. Killed in action near Monchy-le-Preux on 25.4.1917, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Lindley Baptist Church; Lindley Zion Methodist Church.
Brother of Private FRANK SMITH, Royal Army Medical Corps, killed in action, 12.7.1916.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission