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Bernard Arthur Smart was born in 1889 in Nottingham and was the son of Attwood Chamberlin Smart a book keeper and Clara Smart née Wells. His father Attwood was born in 1861 in Nottingham , his mother Clara was born in 1858 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1884, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district. They had 4 children all born in Nottingham, Henry A b1889, Bernard Arthur b1889, Alice Clara b1896 and John b1898. His mother Clara died in Nottingham in 1911 she was 53yrs of age. In the 1911 census the family are living at 324 Alfred Street, Nottingham and are shown as Attwood C Smart 50 yrs a widow , head of the family a bookkeeper , he is living with three of his children, Bernard A 22 yrs a book binder, Alice Clara 15 yrs and John 13 yrs. In 1912 his father Attwood re marries in Nottingham to Gladys Veletta Lee (b 1889 Basford) at Nottingham. In 1916 Bernard Arthur marries his wife Daisy Thorpe (born 6th April 1890 in Nottingham they live at 52 Peashill Road, Nottingham. Following his death his widow was awarded a pension of 15 shillings which commenced on 24th September 1917
He was a book binder.
09 Mar 1917
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11th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Corporal Bernard Albert Smart, enlisted in Nottingham, he served with “C” Company, 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He landed in France on 25th August 1915 , he was killed in a training accident (rifle practice) on 9th March 1917. He is buried in Bollezeele Communal Cemetery.Grave 3 The battalion dairy for Northumberland Fusiliers for the 9th March 1917 reads " Platoon training accident in company billett, Cpl Smart killed and 2 men wounded"
Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 9th March 1918 :- “SMART. – In loving memory of dear Bernard, who was accidentally killed in France, March 9th, 1917. A noble sacrifice. – Loving wife [Daisy] and Thorpe family. “SMART. – In loving memory of our dear Bernard, accidentally killed March 9th, 1917. Still sadly missed. – Dad and Gladys. “SMART. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Bernard Arthur, killed in France March 9th, 1917. We often wish that he was here, and in remembrance hold him dear; and hero-like he stood the test, but our dear Father knew the best. – Alice, Harry, and John.” Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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