John Richard Gutteridge Smith

Name

John Richard Gutteridge Smith

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/12/1916
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
Northumberland Fusiliers
32nd Bn., attached 8th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
I. A. 79.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

John Richard Gutteridge Smith was born in Watford on 21 February 1890. His father, Joseph Gutteridge Smith, was a retired paper manufacturer at Hampermill, Oxhey, living on his own means.

Wartime Service

John joined the Artists’ Rifles in August 1915 and obtained a commission as 2nd Lieutenant. Home on leave on 7 September 1916, he married Elsie Marjorie Ferryman in Watford. He died three months later at Le Touquet on 30 December 1916,

Additional Information

Son of Isabel and the late Joseph Gutteridge Smith, of Wiggen Hall, Watford, Herts. Also see ‘Additional Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild