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  • Photograph of Harry Smith was published on 15th January 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Nottingham
Henry Smith was born in 1891 at Nottingham and was the son of the late George Smith a lace machine fitter and Priscilla Smith née Rodwell of 16 Annfield Terrace, Denman Street, Radford. His father George was born in 1857 at Nottingham, he died in 1904 aged 46 yrs, his mother Priscilla Rodwell was born in 1861 at Macclesfield in Cheshire, they were married in 1891 at Nottingham, they went on to have 8 children, sadly 6 were to died in infancy or early childhood, their other surving child was Alfred born 1897 at Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 16 Annfield Terrace, Denman Street, Nottingham, and are shown as Pricilla 49 yrs a widow and cotton slip winder, she is living with her sons Henry 19yrs a telephone engineer and Alfred 14 yrs working in a stores dept
He was a driller iron telephone in 1911.
03 Dec 1914
23
1562230 - CWGC Website
11823
He was living in Radford when he enlisted in Nottingham
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. He qualified for the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Register of soldiers' effects: His mother was his sole legatee.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 15 January 1915: 'Private H Smith, 1st Sherwood Foresters, 16 Armfield Terrace, Denman Street, killed in action December 3rd, aged 23.'
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  • Photograph of Harry Smith was published on 15th January 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Henry Smith - Photograph of Harry Smith was published on 15th January 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918