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  • Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone, marking the grave of Albert Smith at Roeux British Cemetery and is courtesy of the willoughby on the wolds village website.
Person Details
Willoughby on the Wolds
Albert Smith was born in 1877 at Willoughby on the Wolds and was the son of the late Samuel an agricultural labourer and his second wife Miriam Lyne of Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, Notts His father Samuel was born in 1828 at Harby, Leicestershire, he died in 1880 aged 52 yrs he married his first wife Rebecca Lyne (1830- 1872) in 1849 their marriage was recorded in the Loughborough registration district. They had the following children, Samuel b1850, Joseph b1853 both were born at Willoughby they went on to have the following children, George b1856, Miriam 1860, Thomas b1863, Mary b1865 and Emma b1870 all were born at Upper Broughton Following the death of his first wife Rebecca in 1872 he went on to marry Miriam Lyne in 1874 their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham registration district, they went on to have two children Albert b1877 and Herbert b1880 both were born at Willioughby, In the 1911 census we find Albert living at Willoughby on the Wolds he is shown as being 34 yrs single a domestic gardener, he is head of the family and is living with his unmarried sister Miriam 49 yrs who is described as his housekeeper.
In the 1911 census he is a domestic gardener.
28 Apr 1917
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Private
10th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private Albert Smith enlisted at West Bridgford whilst residing at Bingham, initially served with the service number 41304 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 28th April 1917 whilst serving with the 10th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He is buried at Roeux British Cemetery (Sp. Mem. G. 4). His original grave was destroyed by shellfire (source: 'Granby and Sutton: A collection of photographs', Len Watson, 2001)
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  • Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone, marking the grave of Albert Smith at Roeux British Cemetery and is courtesy of the willoughby on the wolds village website.
    Albert Smith - Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone, marking the grave of Albert Smith at Roeux British Cemetery and is courtesy of the willoughby on the wolds village website.