Leonard Benjamin Smith

Name

Leonard Benjamin Smith

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/07/1917
33

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
M2/203182
Army Service Corps
Attached 14th Light Armoured Motor Battery, Machine Gun Corps (Motors)

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

BASRA MEMORIAL
Panel 42.
Iraq

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Hertford Baptist Church
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford
Not on the Hatfield memorials

Pre War

Born in 1885 in Lemsford, Hertfordshire son of Charles and Emma Louisa Smith living in 31 Talbot Street, Hertford in 1901 and in 1 Talbot Street, Hertford in 1911. He was a grocer, worked for C & J Law, tobacconists in Old Cross, Hertford and then as a salesman and chauffeur mechanic.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford on 20 Aug 1916, embarked at Avonmouth on 17 Nov 1916 arriving in Basra on 26 Dec 1916 and was killed in action in Mesopotamia.

Additional Information

Brother of Private Bertie Francis Smith who died in Paris on 12 Apr 1919 and is also commemorated on these memorials.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox