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  • Photograph published on 13th December 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
Basford Nottingham
Theophilus (Theo) was the son of George Henry and Phoebe Smith and the brother of George Henry, Oliver and Gertrude Mary Smith. In 1911 they lived at 65 Broomhill Road, Bulwell, Nottingham. The family was living at 42 Newcastle Street, Bulwell, at the time of Theo's death and later at 146 St. Ann's Well Road, Nottingham, the address given for his mother on the CWGC record. His mother, Phoebe, died on 11 October 1941 aged 80 and his father, George, died on 9 April 1943 aged 84.
In 1911 he was a miner ('knocking off').
13 Oct 1915
20
1769383 - CWGC Website
3691
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Served as 'Theo' Smith. Theophilus Smith served with the 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) (Robin Hood Rifles). He was killed in action on 13th October 1915; having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
Basford Cemetery, damaged headstone, part inscription survives: 'Also Theo, brother ... who was killed in action on the Hohenzollern [Redoubt] Oct.13.1915 in his 21st year. Duty nobly done. Also the above named Phoebe Smith who died Octr. 11th 1941, aged 80 years. Till we meet again. Also George H Smith died April 9th 1943 aged 84 years. Reunited.' Nottingham Evening Post, 13 December 1915; photograph and caption: 'Pte T Smith, 1/7th Robin Hoods, 42 Newcastle Street, Bulwell, killed in action Oct. 13th, aged 21 (sic).'
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  • Photograph published on 13th December 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Theophilus Smith - Photograph published on 13th December 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • Family gravestone, Basford Cemetery, commemorating Theo. Photograph Rachel Farrand (February 2019)
    Theo Smith - Family gravestone, Basford Cemetery, commemorating Theo. Photograph Rachel Farrand (February 2019)