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  • Buried in Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery.
Photo by Murray Biddle
Person Details
Bulwell, Nottingham
Samuel Smith was the son of Samuel Smith and Ann Burditt who married in the Tamworth registration district in 1868. Their children included: Joseph (b.1871), Catherine (b.1872), Sarah Ann (b.1874), Mary (b.1877), Ada (b.1882), Esther Ann (b.1881), Janet (b.1883), Samuel (b.1887) and Charles (b.1891). The smith family lived at: Wilnecote Lane, Kettlebrook, Warwickshire [C.1871]; Orchard Street, Hucknall [C.1881]; 31 Sydenham Street, Radford [C.1891]; 7 Redoubt Street, Radford [C.1901]. Samuel Smith, who worked as a coal miner, appears to have died in Nottingham in late 1900, at the age of 48. He is not listed anywhere in the 1901 census although his wife, Ann, stated she was married rather than widowed. Ann Smith may well have died at Nottingham in 1903 aged 54; certainly there is no sign of her in the 1911 census. In 1911 Samuel Smith can be found serving with the 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters out in India. However by 1913 he was back in Nottingham as he married Ada Miller at Nottingham. His entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War stated that before he enlisted his place of residence was Radford. The post-war address for his widow detailed in his CWGC record was 5 Forsters Grove, Old Basford.
Labourer, (C.1901) Professional soldier (C. 1911)
06 Nov 1914
2750689 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Samuel Smith, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He died of wounds at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, on 6th November 1914. He is buried in Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery (B.5.33)
In memoriam published 6th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SMITH. – In loving memory of Pte. Samuel Smith, who died of wounds, November 6th, 1914. His country called and he answered. Peace, perfect peace. – From his loving wife and baby. “SMITH. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Sam Smith, died of wounds November 6th, 1914. Memory like ivy clings. – Ada, Percy.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Buried in Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery.
Photo by Murray Biddle
    Samuel Smith - Buried in Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle