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Walter Thomas Smith 3 months 1 week ago #51954

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In St Michael's churchyard, Brierley Hill, is a memorial, raised by his wife, to Lieutenant Walter Thomas Smith, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, who "after 17 years service including the Boer War, was killed in action in France, 3rd March 1917, aged 37 years."
The CWGC database says he was a Second Lieutenant, and was in the 8th Battalion, not the 1st.

Is there any record of his ABW service?

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Walter Thomas Smith 3 months 1 week ago #51968

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Berenice,

Had a quick look on Ancestry and there are a few W T Smiths on the roll. As he was Lt in the Great War, I imagine he was not commissioned at the time of the Boer War.

Will need to look a little deeper.

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David

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Walter Thomas Smith 3 months 1 week ago #51970

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Yes, there will be, his file in WO339 would be the obvious place to start.



BereniceUK wrote: In St Michael's churchyard, Brierley Hill, is a memorial, raised by his wife, to Lieutenant Walter Thomas Smith, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, who "after 17 years service including the Boer War, was killed in action in France, 3rd March 1917, aged 37 years."
The CWGC database says he was a Second Lieutenant, and was in the 8th Battalion, not the 1st.

Is there any record of his ABW service?

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