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Father: Joseph Wlliam Smith, born in 1870 at Witney, Oxfordshire and working as a leather dresser. Mother: Elizabeth, born in 1871 at Long Melford, Suffolk. Sisters: Kate, born in 1894 in Radford, Nottingham and Mabel, born in 1899 at Radford, Nottingham. The family lived at 4 Skirbeck Terrace, Cobden Street, Nottingham. Joseph Harry Smith married Melissa Maud Westrope in 1915 in Nottingham and lived at 2 Sandringham Road, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham. They had one son.
16 Sep 1917
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Lance Corporal
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Smith served in France following training, arriving on 25/02/1915. On 14/09/1917 he was injured by a bomb in the Cambrin sector and was taken to 33rd Casualty Clearing Station at Bethune, where he died on 16/09/1917. He was buried at Bethune Town Cemetery.
Nottingham Evening Post notice 24 September 1917: 'Smith. died of wounds September 16th 1917, Lance Corporal Joseph Harry Smith, husband of Maud Smith age 22. Wife and son. Eldest son of Joseph and Elizabeth Smith, 38 Johnson Road, Lenton. Father, mother, sisters, brothers' In memoriam published 16th September 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SMITH. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Lce.-Cpl. Joseph Harry Smith, Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds September 16th, 1917, of 7 Lois-avenue, Lenton. Some day we hope to meet the one we loved so well, some day our hands will clasp and never bid farewell. – Wife and little sonny. “SMITH. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Lce.-Cpl. Joseph Harry Smith, Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds September 16th, 1917. We loved you in life, you are dear to us still, but in grief we must bend to God's holy will, the sorrow is great, the loss hard to bear, but angels, dear son, will guard you with care. – Father, mother, brothers, and sisters. “SMITH. – In affectionate remembrance of Lce.-Cpl. Joseph Harry Smith, who died of wounds September 16th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. – From father, mother, brothers, and sisters-in-law.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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