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He was married to Elizabeth E (Smith). The contact address for his widow was given on the medal roll as Victoria Laundry, 187 Sherwood Street, Nottingham. Elizabeth was his sole legatee; there is no record of any children on the Register of Soldiers' Effects.
22 Oct 1918
1748831 - CWGC Website
265345
Private
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He served in France from 25 February 1915. He was reported missing on 22 October 1918 but his relatives did not get confirmation of his death until the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial (Panel Reference:7). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 22 August 1919: ‘Smith. My husband Private Ernest Smith, 11th Sherwood Foresters, late 1/7th Sherwood Foresters, missing October 22nd 1918, now reported killed. Wife. Mother, sister.’ Medal Roll: Regimental Number 2139/265345. annotated (undated): ‘Mrs EE Smith makes application for her late husband’s medals. Address: Victoria Laundry, 187 Sherwood Street, Nottingham.' Research by Rachel Farrand
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