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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Albert Edwin Smith -

Unknown person

Name : Albert Edwin Smith.

Son of Frederick and Emma Smith, of Parkhurst, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1893, Portland, Dorset.

Married : 8 April 1915, Dorothy Ethel Bush, at the Register Office, Newport, Isle of Wight. Two children.

Dorothy Smith remarried : 15 January 1920, Albert Edwards Stubbs, at St John's Church, Northwood, Isle of Wight.
  Census Information :

1901 : Frederick and Emma Smith, with their children including Albert, aged 7, are at 1 H Quarters, Portland Prison, Dorset. Frederick Smith is an Assistant Warder.

1911 : Frederick and Emma Smith, with their children including Albert, aged 17, are at 4 West Cottages, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight. Frederick Smith is a Principal Warder, Convict Department; Albert Smith is a Compositor.
  Service details :

Sapper 99616 Albert Edwin Smith, 231st Field Coy., Royal Engineers.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 25 July 1917, aged 24.

Buried at : Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme, France.

CWGC record ...

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 12
Gurnard All Saints Church War Memorial WW I
Gurnard Methodist Church War Memorial WW I
Marks Corner Methodist Church War Memorial WW I
Northwood St John's Church Parish War Memorial WW I
Sandown High School / Secondary School War Memorial

  Documents :


Saturday, August 4, 1917 Page 8

The distressing news has been received that Sapper Albert Edwin Smith, R.E., aged 24, has been killed in action on the Western front. Deceased was the son of Principal Warder and Mrs. Smith, of Parkhurst, and leaves a young widow and two little children, for whom, as well as for the parents and other relatives, much sympathy is felt. Deceased was a temporary warder at Parkhurst Prison before joining up in the Island Company of Engineers. In July of last year he was wounded, and on returning to duty was transferred to another company of Royal Engineers. He was formerly employed at Messrs. Yelf's printing works, and was a chorister at St. Thomas's Church, Newport.

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research.
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