William Picton Smith (1883-1917)
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, WILLIAM PICTON. Private. No 49788. 5th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Formerly No 30153 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Manchester 14.11.1883. Educated Thomas Street Board School. Married, with two children. Lived 14 Keat Street, Crosland Moor. Employed as a book- keeper by Messrs C. H. Pickles Limited. Enlisted in March, 1917, along with Rifleman Ulrich (q.v.) and was killed on the same day - at St. Julien, on 20.9.1917, during the Battle of Passchendaele. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Rifleman WILLIAM SMITH
- regiment: King's Liverpool Regiment
- died: Thursday, September 20, 1917
- record ID: 3065622
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #3065622)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4172255)
- St. Barnabas Church Roll of Honour — see PDF #5