Wilfred Robert Able Smith

Name

Wilfred Robert Able Smith

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

19/05/1915
44

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant Colonel
Grenadier Guards
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star (with Clasp & Roses), British War and Victory medals
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, Mentioned in Despatches twice, Order of Mejidie 4th Class Khedive’s Sudan Medal and clasp 1911, Coronation Medal

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE
II. D. 14.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Waterford Village Memorial
Roll of Honour, St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Waterford
Separate Memorial in St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Waterford
Not on the Hertford memorials

Pre War

Son of Robert Smith, of Goldings, Hertford; husband of the Hon. Mrs. Wilfrid Smith, of Upton Lea, Slough, Bucks.

Queen’s Sudan Medal Queen’s South Africa Medal and clasps.

Additional Information

His headstone reads: “God is our hope and strength. A very present help in Trouble” as requested by The Hon Mrs V Smith, of Upton Lea, Slough Wilfred is the subject of a book “From Eton To Ypres”: The Letters and Diaries of Lt Col Wilfrid Abel Smith, Gren

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild, Charles Abel Smith