Hubert D Smith

Name

Hubert D Smith

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

03/09/1918
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman (Signaller)
44704
Royal Irish Rifles
12th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

NIEUWKERKE (NEUVE-EGLISE) CHURCHYARD
P. 1.
Belgium

UK Memorials

St Thomas' Mission Hall, Green Tye
St Thomas' Church Memorial, Perry Green
Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Born in 1895 in Greenwich, Kent son of Thomas and Martha Smith. Hubert was from Perry Green and was an active member of the Hadham Cross and Widford Chapel. Enlisted at Woolwich in July 1916.

Wartime Service

Formerly 7001 19th London Regiment he went to the front in January 1917. He was transferred to the 13th R.I.R. becoming a signaller. He was killed instantaneously by a machine gun bullet. 12th Royal Irish Rifles War Diary Extract: (Objective: Western foot hill of Hill 63) 2nd September 1918: At 9.30 the regiment went forward. Individual assaults were made upon German machine gun positions. Helped by Lewis guns, the positions were rushed with the bayonet and three were taken.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)