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Person Details
Frank Smith was the son of Charles Smith and Kate Birch who married at Nottingham in 1881. Their children included: William (b.1882), Frank (b.1884), Thomas (b.1887), Kate (b.1890), Arthur (b.1892), Charles Henry (b.1895), Hilda (b.1897) and Daniel (b.1900). Most years of birth are approximations. The Smith family lived at: 3 Grant Street, New Radford [C.1891]; 1 Grant Street, New Radford [C.1901]. In 1903 Kate Smith died at Nottingham, aged 43. Charles Smith then married Jane Elizabeth Brassington at Nottingham in 1906. In 1911 they can be found living at 80 Garfield Road, Radford together with five of Charles’ children and none of their own. Frank Smith was not one of them. The post-war address for Charles Smith supplied to the CWGC was the same as is 1911. Quite when Charles Smith, who was employed as lace maker, actually died is unclear. In 1910 Frank Smith had married Harriett Ada Florence Widdowson at Nottingham. In 1911 the couple could be found at 18 Sussex Street, Nottingham, living with his wife’s widowed mother, Susannah, who died in 1912. The Smiths probably had one child: George E. (b.1912). After Corporal Smith’s death his widow married Mark Elliott at Nottingham in 1916. Their post-war address, as given in the CWGC records, was 10 Vincent Terrace, Randal Street, Hyson Green.
On 1911 Census, he is listed as a lace hand (mender)
16 Jun 1915
917303 - CWGC Website
Lived at 8 Carlingford Terrace, Brown Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham
1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Enlisted March / April 1902 Left army 1910 / 1911 Rejoined army 1914 Served in W Company Landed in France 12th November 1914 Appears as wounded in the March 1915 edition of the St. George’s Gazette Promoted to Corporal on the 10th June 1915 Listed as wounded on War Diary Listed as wounded and missing in action in August 1915 edition of the St. George’s Gazette Later confirmed as officially regarded as killed on or after 16th June 1915 Commemorated on the Menin Gate
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  • Photo by courtesy of John Beech
    Corporal Frank Smith - Photo by courtesy of John Beech