Charles Smith

Name

Charles Smith

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

07/11/1918
33

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
38677
Essex Regiment
3rd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

STANSTEAD ABBOTTS (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD
United Kingdom

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial

Pre War

Born approximately 1886 son of Henry and Charlotte Smith. In 1911 living with widowed father elder brother and wife Emma at 6 Riverside Cottages, Stanstead Abbotts. Charles worked as a local butcher.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in 3rd Battalion Essex Regiment, this was a home-based unit based in Harwich and then in Felixtowe, providing drafts for other units. It seems unlikely that Charles served abroad. Date of death and burial at home may indicate victim of influenza epidemic.

Acknowledgments

Terry Collins