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He was the husband of Ellen Smith.
01 Jul 1917
1653537 - CWGC Website
Enlisted in Nottingham
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Previously 6834 Notts & Derby Regiment. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Registers of Soldiers' Effects: legatee his wife, Ellen and children (sic) Probable identity: Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 25 July 1917: ‘Smith. Killed in action, July 1st, 1917 (official), Private Fred Smith, Sherwood Foresters, 25 Trent-lane. A noble life laid down. Sorrowing wife and baby.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probable identity: Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 1 July 1918: ‘Smith. In loving memory of my dear husband, Fred Smith, who made the great sacrifice July 1st, 1917. Memories ever sweet. Wife and baby.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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