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Remembered Today:

Pte Stanley Harold SMITH, 1 Gloucester, KiA 1.4.15

Guest Pete Wood

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Guest Pete Wood

Remembering Today:

Pte Stanley Harold SMITH, 10010 1 Bn, Gloucestershire Regt, who died aged 17 on 01.04.15. Le Touret Memorial, France


Initials: S H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 17

Date of Death: 01/04/1915

Service No: 10010

Additional information: Son of Charles and Annie Smith, of 18, Phippen St., Redcliffe, Bristol.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 17


Born Clifton Wood, Bristol

Enlisted Bristol

Killed in Action

Note his age!

This might be one for forum member, John Flook.

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Guest Pete Wood

There were just a few casualties in the days before and after Smith's death.

Nothing suggests that our man, or his unit, was engaged in anything other than trench-holding duties.

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I cant add much to the story of this man.I can say that Clifton Wood was

,and still is,an up-market area of Bristol.Redcliffe,at that time,would have been mostly an area of tenaments.It might be that he was born in a hospital in Clifton Wood and was brought up in Redcliffe.I would suggest that his early,in age,enlistment was a way of getting out of,what could have been a very deprived background.I have no facts to back any of this up.I do have sixty odd years knowledge of the general area.



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