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Private Elijah SMITH, TF/241382, (4546), 6th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 19th September 1918, age 34.

Born Mary Tavy, Devon, son of Mary Smith.

20th November 1911, Sandford, Devon, married Maria Smith, spinster, 35 St Leonard Road, Prince Rock Plymouth.

Children - Francis John Godsland Smith, born 11th March 1915, Plymouth. Devon.

Enlisted Plymouth, Devon, age 31, height 5ft 8½ inches, weight 130lbs. Resided 35 St Leonard Road, Prince Rock Plymouth /  67, Knighton Road, St. Judes, Plymouth, Devon. Formerly monumental masons labourer.

Home 21st November 1915 to 11th September 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 19th September 1918.

21st November 1915, enlisted; 22nd November 1915, to Army Reserve; 31st May 1916, mobilized; 3rd June 1916, posted 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1917, posted BEF; 12th September 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 12th September 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 12th September 1917, Etaples 40 Infantry Base Depot, posted 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th September 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot. posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd September 1917, joined Battalion In the Field; 14th October 1917, wounded in action; 16th October 1917, 10 General Hospital, gun shot wound, chest wall; 22nd October 1917, 2 Convalescent Depot, gun shot wound, chest wall; 28th October 1917, 11 Convalescent Depot, gun shot wound, chest wall; 26th November 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 8th December 1917, rejoined Battalion.

20th April 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 22/- a week payable to wife will cease.

5th December 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Maria Smith, 35 St Leonard Road, Plymouth; Children - Francis John Godsland Smith, 1th March 1915, 35 St Leonard Road, Plymouth; Father, deceased; Mother, Mary Smith, 20 St Leonard Road, Plymouth; Brothers - John Smith, age 39, 20 St Leonard Road, Plymouth; Samuel Smith, age 37, 21 East Street, Salisbury; Sisters - Polly Smith, age 42, Lee? Hill?, ??????; Bessie Street, age 38, 10 Florence Place, ????.

Buried at Villers Hill British Cemetery, II. B. 28., Villers-Guislain, France.


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