Walter William Smith

Name

Walter William Smith

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

02/02/1915
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
7025
Coldstream Guards
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LINSELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY
III.A.1
France

UK Memorials

Not on the Weston memorials

Pre War

Born in Weston to Reuben and Sarah Jane Smith. Baptised on 1 March 1885 at Weston. 1911 Census: was already enlisted as a Private in the Coldstream Guards and living at the barracks in Aldershot. (although birthplace incorrectly listed as 'Stevenall'). His wife Louisa and son Walter Ernest lived at 101 Lower Park Road, Peckham, London at the time of his death.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in London. Died of wounds the day after the battle of Cuinchy at Lillers which was a hospital centre used by five Casualty Clearing Stations between 1914 and April 1918.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £5 granted to widow Louisa and their child Walter Ernest.

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer