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Harry Smith was born in 1888 at Newark and was the son of Charles a quarryman foreman and Fanny Smith née Caudwell of 9 Cromwell Road, Newark. His father Charles was born in 1863 at Newark and his mother Fanny Caudwell was born in 1867 at North Scarle, they were married on 19th June 1884 at Newark and went on to have the following children, James b1885, Albert b1887, Harry b1888, Lucy b1890, Annie b1893, Harriett b1895, Matilda b1897, Fred b1898, Mary Ann b1901 and Ivy b1907, all were born in Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 6 Newton Street, Newark and are shown as Charles 48 yrs a quarryman foreman he is living with his wife Fanny 48 yrs and their children , James 25 yrs plaster worker, Albert 24 yrs a plaster worker, Harry 22 yrs a plaster worker, Lucy 20 yrs no occupation listed, Harriett 15 yrs a general servant, Matilda 13 yrs a scholar, Fred 12 yrs a scholar, Mary Ann 10 yrs a scholar and Ivy 4 yrs of age. Harry married his wife Sarah Jane and they lived at 73 Barnby Gate, Newark.
He worked at a plaster works in 1911
28 Apr 1917
1653617 - CWGC Website
11th Bn Suffolk Regiment
Private Harry Smith enlisted at Newark and initially served with the service number 3025 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 28th April 1917 whilst serving with the 11th battalion Suffolk Regiment, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published on 7th July 1917 in the Newark Herald :- Home was at 73 Barnbygate and parents reside at 9, Cromwell Road, Newtown, Newark. Joined the Sherwood Foresters, but was transferred to the 11th Suffolks while in France. Reported missing during the attack on the village of Roeux on the North bank of the River Scarpe and to the East of Arras. Many men were lost in the unsuccessful attack, and also the subsequent retirement.
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