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Private F T Smithyes


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Private Frederick Thomas SMITHYES, G/20571, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died from cardiac weakness, as a Prisoner of War, at Stendal, Germany, 8th May 1918, age 19.

29th November 1898, born Finsbury Park, London, N, son of Henry Thomas and Emily Smithyes, of 16, Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London.


1911 Census - 16, Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London N - Henry Smithyes, head, age 44, married, boot maker, worker, born Islington, London; Emily Smithyes, wife, age 35, married 15 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Pirton, Hertford; Nellie Smithyes, daughter, age 13, born Hackney, London; Frederick Smithyes, son, age 12,  born Islington, London.


Enlisted Holloway, London, N. age 17 years & 10 months, height 5ft 7½ inches, weight 124lbs. Resided 16, Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London. Formerly clothworker (apprentice).

Home 2nd October 1916 to 28th January 1918; BEF 29th January 1918 to 8th May 1918.

2nd October 1916, enlisted; 3rd October 1916, to Army Reserve; 21st February 1917, mobilized & posted 97th Training (Reserve) Battalion, Service No.TR/10/35171; 21st June 1917, transferred & posted 209th Infantry Battalion; 14th October 1917, Lavenham, being in Costessey village with a pass, deprived of 2 days pay; 7th December 1917, posted 51st (Grad) Battalion, Training Reserve, Middlesex Regiment;  18th December 1917, refuses dental treatment; 29th January 1918, posted BEF; 29th January 1918, embarked / disembarked; 29th January 1918, Etaples, 41 Infantry Base Depot; 31st January 1918, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st January 1918, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd February 1918, joined Battalion, In the Field; 21st March 1918 - 28th March 1918, posted missing.

28th July 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 6/10 a week payable to mother will cease.

11th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Henry Thomas Smithyes, 16, Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, N4; Mother, Emily Smithyes, 16, Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, N4; Sisters - Nellie Emily, age 22, 16, Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, N4.

Buried at Annois Communal Cemetery, I. A. 4., France.


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