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Wilfred Thomas Smith was born in 1895 in Nottingham and was the son of Thomas Frusher Smith and Fanny Smith née Darker of 22, St. Jude's Avenue, Nottingham. His father Thomas Frusher was born in 1870 in Nottingham and his mother Fany Darker was aslo born in 1870 in Nottingham, they were married in 1894 in Nottingham and went o to have 4 children all of whom were born in Nottingham, Wilfred Thomas b1895, Annie b1898, Ada b1907 and John Frusher b1910. In the 1911 census the family were living at 3 Dowson Street, Nottingham and were shown as Thomas Frusher 41 yrs a warehouseman in the lace finishing trade, he is living with his wife Fanny 41 yrs and their children Wilfrid Thomas 15 yrs a warehouseman in the lace finishing trade, Annie 13 yrs a scholar, Ada 4 yrs and John Frusher 1 yr of age.
He was a warehouseman I the lace finishing trade in 1911
28 Dec 1915
917740 - CWGC Website
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Wilfred Thomas Smith, 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 28th December 1915. On that day their positions were subject to retaliatory German artillery fire, following an earlier trench mortar barrage from the British lines. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Death notice published 5th February 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SMITH. – On December 28th, [1915] killed in action, Private Wilfred Thomas Smith, 10th Sherwood Foresters, Memorial service St. Ann's Church to-morrow [6th February 1916] 6.30 p.m.” above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Minutes of St Ann’s Church Council for the period 1914-1921. 'A hearty vote of sympathy was given to Mr T Smith, secretary to the Council [22 St Jude’s Avenue], on the loss of his son at the Front.' (Nottinghamshire Archives. PR 10,278 Vol 2, PR 10,279 Vol 3)
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