SMITH John William
Regiment : D Company 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 240804
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 23 on 27th August 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 75 to 77.
Relatives : Son of John and Mary Ann Smith
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Pershore C of E School now in Pershore Working Men's Club
Resident and enlisted Pershore, Worcestershire.
Additional information on the memorial: Worcestershire Regiment
The birth of William John Smith is registered in the September Quarter 1894 under the Pershore Registration District.
Newlands. 1st/8th Worcesters. Son of Jack Smith. Killed in action 27th August 1917.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
A photograph of Private W.J. Smith of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 29th September 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/
William Smith has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Tyne Cot Memorial.