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Radford Nottingham
Edward was born in Radford in 1884 , he was the husband of Charlotte Smith nee Ward also born 1884 in Radord, their marriage is recorded in the Nottingham Registration district in 1916 she brought to the marriage a daughter Suie Doris Ward b1902 Radford. In 1911 they lived at 19 Argyle Street Boden Street Radford Nottingham and are shown as Edward 27 yrs head of the family a newsporter, he is living with his wife Charlotte and her daughter Suie Doris Ward 9 yrs
He was a news porter.
22 Oct 1918
904300 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Edward Smith enlisted in Nottingham and served with the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he landed in France on 24th September 1914 as a reinforcement to the 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. He was taken prisoner on 20th October 1914, along with more than 500 Sherwood Foresters. Sadly, he died on 22nd October 1918, still a prisoner, he is buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel.
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated ' 11th March 1919 : - “SMITH. - On October 22nd, 1918, Edward Smith, after four years prisoner, at Hameln-Weser, Germany, died of [illegible – influenza?], beloved husband of Charlotte Smith, 40 Mitchell-street. Shattered hopes. - From sorrowing wife and daughter, mother, mother and father-in-law.” above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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