SMITH Henry Arthur
Regiment : 7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Service number : 10958
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 18th November 1916
Buried : Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France, Grave IX. D. 25.
Birthplace : Born and resident Redditch, Worcestershire, enlisted Stratford on Avon
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Also appears on : Redditch St George's Church WW1 Memorial.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral with the information: 10958 The Royal West Surrey Regiment.
The following information has been researched by Jillian Coombes:
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 26th August 1916:
Other Local Casualties
(10958) Private H. Smith – Queen’s Royal West Surreys
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk
Evening Despatch, Saturday 27th October 1917:
Killed in action
Private Henry Smith (West Surreys), St George’s Road, Redditch
Evening Despatch courtesy of British Library image: http://www.britishnewspaperarchives.co.uk
On the 1901 census Henry Arthur Smith aged 5, lived with his parents Arthur and Harriet and siblings at 145 Beoley Road, Redditch. On the 1911 census Henry Arthur Smith aged 15, born in Redditch, Cycle Polisher, lived with his parents Arthur and Harriet Smith and siblings at Sandpits, The Common, Rowney Green, Alvechurch.