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Private Arthur SMITH, G/13492, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 3rd September 1916.

Born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, youngest son of Eliza Smith, 123 High Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.


1911 Census - High Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire - Eliza Smith, head, age 57, widow, married 30 years, 5 children, 3 still alive, born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; Stanley Smith, son, age 26, single, carpenter, employed, born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; Arthur Smith, son, age 24, single, farm labourer, employed, born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.


Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, age 29 years & 3 months, height 5ft 8½ inches, weight 141lbs, flat foot left. Resided 123 High Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Formerly agricultural labourer.

Home 15th April 1916 to 23rd July 1916; BEF 24th July 1916 to 3rd September 1916.

15th April 1916, Called up for Service; 15th April 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th April 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd July 1916, embarked; 25th July 1916, disembarked; 24th July 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 3rd August 1916, joined Battalion, "B" Company In the Field.

11th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, none; Mother, Eliza Smith, age 65, 123 High Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; Brothers - Percy Smith, age 39, 123 High Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; Stanley Smith, age 34, 23 Birbeck Road, Newbury Park, Iflord, Essex; Grandparents, none; Nephews / Nieces - Ivy Bays, age 12, 2 Victoria? Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; Vera? / Verna? Bays, age 10, 2 Victoria? Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France. / Chatteris War Memorial.


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