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  • Memorial in Hockerton St Nicholas church. Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2011).
Person Details
23 Apr 1897
Whixley, Yorkshire
He was the son of the Rev. John Philip Smith Rector of Hockerton, and Mrs. Mary A. Smith, of 8, York View, Pocklington, York (CWGC). Rev Smith (b. 1848) and his wife had five children; the two eldest were Janet Romanis and Ian McNaughton who at the time of the 1891 census, when Rev Smith was the vicar of Street, Devon, were aged 2 and 1 respectively. He was vicar at Whixley, Yorkshire, from 1896 to 1913; at the time of the 1901 census there were four children at home: Janet R (12), Philip GD (3), Margaret JP (1), Euna BL (8 months) Their eldest son, Ian, was probably away at school. At the time of the 1911 census Rev Smith and his wife were living alone in the vicarage; Philip (13) was away at school at St Olave, York. Rev Smith was rector of Hockerton from 1913-1915, living in the rectory, although he died at 18 Regent Street, Nottingham, on 28 August 1915. The memorial in St Nicholas' church to Rev Smith and his son, Philip St George Duncan, suggests that his son was known as 'Duncan'.
01 Sep 1917
20
2750711 - CWGC Website
41495
He enlisted in Richmond; he resided in Pocklington, near York.
Private
6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly Private, 35712, South Staffordshire Regiment. His death was registered in the Wortley district of the West Riding of Yorkshire; he probably died in Wharncliffe War Hospital. He is buried in Hockerton (St Nicholas) Churchyard. The grave is marked by a family headstone; inscription: 'Philip St George Duncan Smith, Lincolnshire Regiment. Born 23rd April 1897. Gave his life for his country 1st Septr. 1917’
A stained glass window depicting St George, which is in the south wall of the nave, was given in memory of Rev Smith and his son, 'In loving memory of John Philip Smith, rector 1913-1915 and of Duncan his son who gave his life for his country 1917’ (WMA 11349 - Duncan Smith)
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  • Memorial in Hockerton St Nicholas church. Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2011).
    Philip St George Duncan Smith - Memorial in Hockerton St Nicholas church. Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2011).
  • Memorial in Hockerton St Nicholas (inscription).  Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2011).
    Philip St George Duncan Smith - Memorial in Hockerton St Nicholas (inscription). Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2011).
  • Memorial in Hockerton St Nicholas (detail of St George). Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2011).
    Philip St George Duncan Smith - Memorial in Hockerton St Nicholas (detail of St George). Photograph Rachel Farrand (November 2011).
  • Grave in Hockerton St Nicholas churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2015).
    Philip St George Duncan Smith - Grave in Hockerton St Nicholas churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2015).
  • Grave in Hockerton St Nicholas churchyard.  Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2015).
    Philip St George Duncan Smith - Grave in Hockerton St Nicholas churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (January 2015).