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  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
Person Details
He was the son of Henry and Eleanor Smith. He was engaged to Alice Dickinson of Surrey.
He was a member of University College Nottingham OTC. He attended Derby Road Baptist Church.
23 Nov 1917
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299717 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
129th Field Coy Royal Engineers
He was killed at the Battle of Cambrai and is buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 1 December 1917: 'Smith. Killed in action November 23rd 1917, Wallace Smith, Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers, of The Knoll, Harloch(?) Drive, Nottingham, fiancée of Alice (-) Dickinson of (-), Surrey.' Inscription family headstone: In loving memory of Second Lieutenant Wallace Smith, Royal Engineers, dearly loved son of Henry and Eleanor Smith, killed in action Battle of Cambrai, November 23rd 1917. Interred in Roisel Cemetery, France. 'A noble life laid down.' 4.O.7
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  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Wallace Smith - Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Wallace Smith - Family headstone Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand