Jump to content
Free downloads from TNA ×
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Lieut Bernard Ridley Windthrop Smith Scots Gaurds.


tcm878

Recommended Posts

I am researching the war memorial in the village of Pentrich, Derbyshire with a view to ensuring all of those from the village who died are remembered. I have found that one of the village residents who died is not on the memorial but has a stained glass window dedicated inside the village Church, St Matthews. With this in mind I am trying to find out a little more about him. I have tried things such as the CWGC and medal rolls with no joy.

Can anyone shed any light on

Lieut Bernard Ridley Windthrop Smith. Scots Gaurds. Died Northern France 15th November 1914

The window in the church is spectacular and must have cost a tidy sum. It appears he was the only heir to the Estate which was Wingfield Park.

Thanks

Neil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here he is on CWGC:

Name: WINTHROP-SMITH, BERNARD RIDLEY

Initials: B R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Scots Guards

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 31

Date of Death: 15/11/1914

Additional information: Son of Francis N. Smith, of Wingfield Park, Ambergate, Derbys.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: SOUTH WINGFIELD (PARK) BURIAL GROUND

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=351002

Steve.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here he is on CWGC:

Name: WINTHROP-SMITH, BERNARD RIDLEY

Initials: B R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Scots Guards

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 31

Date of Death: 15/11/1914

Additional information: Son of Francis N. Smith, of Wingfield Park, Ambergate, Derbys.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: SOUTH WINGFIELD (PARK) BURIAL GROUND

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=351002

Steve.

Whoops!

I must have been looking in the wrong place.

Thanks for that

Neil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Died of wounds at the Base Hospital Boulogne.

He was ordered to take his platoon forward to take a German trench and was struck by a bullet from a shrapnel shell.

He died never regaining consciusness with his parents at his bedside.

He was educated at Eton and Trinity College Cambridge and rowed against Oxford in 1905.

Buried at the private cemetery at his home, Wingfield Park.

Bob.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Neil

There is an entry for him (including a small picture) in Bond of Sacrifice.

If you would like me to scan it and email to you I'll happily do so.

You can contact me by email through the Forum.

Regards

Pam

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Died of wounds at the Base Hospital Boulogne.

He was ordered to take his platoon forward to take a German trench and was struck by a bullet from a shrapnel shell.

He died never regaining consciusness with his parents at his bedside.

He was educated at Eton and Trinity College Cambridge and rowed against Oxford in 1905.

Buried at the private cemetery at his home, Wingfield Park.

Bob.

Thanks Bob,

This is just the type of thing I am looking for. His home Wingfield Park is part of the Village. We have produced a small booklet detailing the dead from the village but it lacks detail which I hope to rectify in the near future, as I have already said his parents paid for a window in the church. I have to say the window is a work of art.

Thanks once again

Neil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Neil

There is an entry for him (including a small picture) in Bond of Sacrifice.

If you would like me to scan it and email to you I'll happily do so.

You can contact me by email through the Forum.

Regards

Pam

Pam

I have sent you an email

Thanks

Neil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Neil

I've sent the information and photos from Bond of Scarifice also de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour to the pentrich email address at the bottom of your email.

Let me know if you don't receive it.

Regards

Pam

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...