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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- William Thomas Smith -

Unknown person Name : William Thomas Smith

Son of Alice Martha Smith, of 4, Park View, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, and the late G. H. W. Smith.

Born 1895 Curragh Camp, Co Kildare.

George Henry William Smith died 1913.
  Census information :

1901 : The Smith family are in Army accommodation at Aldershot, Hampshire, where George Smith is a Colour Sergeant.

1911 : William Thomas Smith, aged 15, is a Boy Soldier with the 1st Bn., Hampshire Regiment at Wellington Lines, Aldershot, Hampshire. His parents are living in Willesden, London.
  Service Details :

Drummer 8694 William Thomas Smith 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment

  Casualty Details :

Died : 22 November 1914 aged 19

Buried at : Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Ventnor St Alban's Church Roll of Honour
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Friday, December 18, 1914 Page 1
The local death toll owing to the war now amounts to seven, namely, Midshipman Robertson, Pte. Glaire, Troopers Dennes and Lake, Able Seamen Symmans and Colenutt and Warrant Officer Sheath. These were natives of the town. There have been several other casualties among those associated with the district by temporary or permanent residence. We hear that information has been received of the death at the front of Private W. Smith, of the Hants Regiment who was a son of the late Sergt.-Instr. Smith, formerly instructor to the Ventnor Company of the Isle of Wight Rifles. Pte. Smith was shot through the head.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 3 June 2020 - thanks to Jan Hart for Census details
Page last updated : 26 August 2011 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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