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- Percy Harold Limond Smith -

Unknown person Name : Percy Harold Limond Smith

Son of Mrs. Ada M. Smith, of Ocean View Villa, St. Catherine St., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1899, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1901 : Percy Smith is shown as a Nurse Child, aged 1, with the Wetherick family at 10, Victoria Cottages, Pound Lane, Ventnor.
Ada M Smith (aged 28 and single) is shown as a Housemaid, at the York Hotel, George Street, Ryde.

1911 : Percy Smith is shown as the Nephew, aged 10, of Frank and Elizabeth Smith, at 2 Durham Cottages, Beaconsfield Road, Ventnor. Frank Smith is a Carpenter and Joiner.
Ada Maria Smith (aged 38 and single) is shown as a Waitress at Nelson House, Esplanade, Ventnor.

  Service Details :

Private 48370 Percy Harold Limond Smith, 6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Bn., Wiltshire Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 28 September 1918, aged 18.

Buried at : Perth (China Wall) Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Independent Order of Rechabites War Memorial, Ventnor
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :


Friday, October 18, 1918 Page 3

Ventnor District Council.
When the Councillors had taken their seats, the Chairman said: Before we begin the business, gentlemen, I have to call your attention to the death of the son of Mr. Martin Draper, who was missing on the 22nd March and has since been reported as having died and been buried in the enemy's country. We have also heard with regret of the death of Lieut. Edward Clayton, son of the Rev. A.P. and Mrs. Clayton, who you will remember was reported wounded and in hospital in Germany and has since been reported as having died. I am sure we shall extend to them our very sincere sympathy in their great trouble. First in the terrible anxiety when their children were reported missing and then when the sad news was received that they were dead. I have further to ask you to record your sympathy with the relatives of Pte. Percy Gatrell, of Upper Ventnor, who was killed in action. He was 20 years of age and worked as a gardener at Winterbourne. We regret also to hear that Pte. Harold Smith, grandson of Mrs. Smith [1], Ocean View, has been killed in France, and I am sure we regret to hear that the brother of Mr. Russell, editor of the I.W. Mercury, has also paid the great sacrifice. At a time like this when the possibility of peace is before us, we feel more keenly how sad it is that the war should go on and that these daily losses should occur. But of course we are all desirous of ending the war to make a just and proper protection to all people in Europe and elsewhere and, therefore, however sad and however casual it may be to the nation, I am sure we shall all feel that for the sake of those who have paid the great sacrifice it is our duty to persevere and accomplish what we have set our hands to do. (Hear, hear).
A letter was read from Mrs. L. Benham thanking the Council for their sympathy in the loss of her husband.
(not all the report has been transcribed)

[1] The grandmother mentioned in the report is Mary Jane SMITH (née VINCE), the widow of Peter SMITH who had died in 1912.


Friday, November 22, 1918 Page 3

Ventnor District Council.
... The Council on the motion of the Chairman, passed votes of condolence with the relatives of Ptes. E. McGonnell, W. Scovell, A.A. Farrow, and Sapper Harold Jenkins. Letters acknowledging the Council's sympathy were read from the Rev. A.P. Clayton, Mrs. Smith, &c.
(not all the report has been transcribed)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 12 November 2013 (added newspaper report)


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