The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W Smith


Photograph by "Pavel Kemeny"

Private William SMITH, G/20179, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 18th April 1918, age 20.

21st May 1898, born Liverpool, Lancashire, son of William  & Agnes Smith, of Liverpool, Lancashire.

Enlisted Liverpool, Lancashire, age 18 years & 1 month, height 5ft 2½ inches, weight 126lbs, mole left side of back. Resided 26 Asbridge Street, Lodge Lane, Liverpool, Lancashire. Formerly gas fitters labourer, L&NWR (London & North Western Railway)  Company, Edge Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire.

Home 7th June 1916 to 8th October 1917; BEF 9th October 1917 to 18th April 1918.

7th June 1916, enlisted; 7th June 1916, Edinburgh, posted 106th Training Reserve Battalion, Service No.70173; 30th April 1917, mobilized; 16th August 1917, transferred to Royal Sussex Regiment  & posted 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, Service No.23126; 9th October 1917, posted BEF; 9th October 1917, Etaples 40th Infantry Base Depot; 10th October 1917, posted 9th Battalion,  Royal Sussex Regiment; 14th October 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1917, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th October 1917, joined Battalion, In the Field; 15th November 1917, 2 Canadian General Hospital, trench feet; 24th November 1917, 3 Convalescent Depot, trench feet; 4th December 1917, Etaples, Infantry Base Depot; 24th December 1917, Ceasars Camp, Arquata, Italy, being out of Billeting Area, 7 days Field Punishment No.2.; 2nd January 1918, rejoined Battalion, "A" Company; 7th January 1918, 13 Field Ambulance, infection mucus membrane; 13th January 1918, rejoined Battalion; 3rd April 1918, returned to France with Battalion.

4th November 1918,  date when Separation Allowance of 12/6 a week, payable to wife will cease.

Buried at Tannay British Cemetery, Plot 1. Row C. Grave 2, Thiennes, France.

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