Boatswain William Smith

Mercantile Marine

Died: Saturday 1 June 1918 (aged 43)

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Record:
SMITH, WILLIAM
Additional information:
Son of Mary Smith and the late William Smith; husband of Mary Ann Smith (formerly Dilbo, nee Rapley), of 8, Langdale Crescent, Flinton St., Hull. Born at Boston.
Cemetery:
TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Cemetery/memorial reference:
Country:
United Kingdom

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Private William Smith

Private William Smith 3368. Unit: "A" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Death: 7 October 1916, wounded and missing, Somme, Western Front. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
CWGC family information: brother of Mrs. Marie Lockwood, of 56, Upland Rd., East Dulwich, London.

Sergeant William Smith 1260

Sergeant William Smith 1260. Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. Death: 25 September 1915 Missing at Loos. Western Front
Husband of Elizabeth Smith, of 8, West Adam St., Edinburgh. CWGC has date of death as 25 September 1915. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Private William Smith

Private William Smith 27415. Unit: 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Death: 18 November 1916, Somme, Western Front.
Head portrait press cutting

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Oral history

American General served as Assistant to US Chiefs of Staff, US, 1960s

sampler, embroidered

Sampler stretched over wood frame colourfully embroidered with Royal Warwickshire Regiment badge, flags, First World War period tank, field gun, aircraft and airship. Dates 1914 1915 1916 1917 are also embroidered.
First World War period embroidered sampler associated with the service of William Smith (Royal Warwickshire Regiment)

Oral history

British seaman served aboard HMS Glorious during Norwegian campaign, 1939-1940 including sinking, 6/1940
REEL 1 Background in Birkenhead, 1919-1939: family; education; employment at Cammell Lairds, late 1930s; joining Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1937. Recollections of sinking of HMS Glorious during Norwegian campaign, 6/1940: joining ship in Marseilles, 1939; job as torpedo man; German attack on …

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Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St Helens Church WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 15769)
Location:
Sefton Village, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church (WMR 53224)
Location:
New Ferry, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St Pauls Church - WW1 (lost) (WMR 43968)
Location:
Hulme, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Workington Roll of Honour (WMR 62323)
Location:
Workington, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
HMS Chester (WMR 18331)
Location:
Chester, Cheshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Brunswick Young Men Class WW1 (lost) (WMR 52336)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St Peters WW1 Memorial Screen (WMR 15246)
Location:
Parr, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St Lukes Deptford (WMR 73090)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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St Michaels Parishioners - WW1 (WMR 30745)
Location:
Malton, North Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Men Of Market Drayton (WMR 13920)
Location:
Market Drayton, Shropshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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St Peters WW1 Memorial Screen (WMR 15246)
Location:
Parr, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Lerwick Wesleyans-Plaque (WMR 8883)
Location:
Lerwick, Shetland
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Liverpool Blue Coat School Board (WMR 15751)
Location:
Wavertree, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Bridge St United Methodist Church WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 2653)
Location:
Todmorden, West Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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County Borough Of Tynemouth - WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 34489)
Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Churchdown - WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 34334)
Location:
Churchdown, Gloucestershire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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St. Mary's Church - WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 70270)
Location:
Moulton, Norfolk
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Whalley Range Presbyterian Church (WMR 13090)
Location:
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Cutcombe - WW1 (WMR 46355)
Location:
Cutcombe, Somerset
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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St Georges Urc WW1 (WMR 33733)
Location:
Ashington, Northumberland
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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St Etheldredas Church - WW1 And WW2 Unidentified (WMR 18094)
Location:
Fulham, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St Lukes Parishioners WW1 (WMR 2577)
Location:
St Helens, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Hull Methodist Church -WW1 and WW2 (WMR 35364)
Location:
Kingston Upon Hull, Humberside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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St James Church WW1 (WMR 45099)
Location:
Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Campbell Gas Engine Co Ltd WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 2694)
Location:
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Napsbury Mental Hospital And Staff (WMR 14701)
Location:
London Colney, Hertfordshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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St Michaels Church - WW1 Roll Of Honour, Served And Fallen (WMR 14224)
Location:
Breaston, Derbyshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Rumburgh (WMR 72738)
Location:
Rumburgh, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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St Stephens Church (WMR 15540)
Location:
Gateacre, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Tiber Street County Primary School (WMR 15618)
Location:
Toxeth, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Hesleden Cenotaph (WMR 73657)
Location:
Hesleden, Durham
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
West Derby District (WMR 52709)
Location:
West Derby Village, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St John's Barebones WW1 (WMR 69425)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Replica of St John the Baptist WW1 (WMR 71409)
Location:
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Christ Church, Salford WW1 Tablet (LOST) (WMR 62261)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Borough Of Stretford - WW1 Book Of Remembrance (WMR 3234)
Location:
Stretford, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Snape Methodist Church WW1 (WMR 72182)
Location:
Snape, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Smith, William
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Castleton Moor Methodist Church - WW1 (WMR 13182)
Location:
Castleton, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Holy Trinity Church (WMR 39071)
Location:
Hoxton, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St. Steven's Church - WW1 (WMR 50614)
Location:
Leicester, Leicestershire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Rumburgh (WMR 4986)
Location:
Rumburgh, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St George The Martyr Parishioners (WMR 18670)
Location:
Preston, Lancashire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St Johns Roll Of Honour - WW1 (WMR 30753)
Location:
Newton On Rawcliffe, North Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St Pauls Church - WW1 (lost) (WMR 43968)
Location:
Hulme, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Lce Cpl W Smith (WMR 68642)
Location:
Hacheston, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Christ Church Parish Eccleston WW1 (WMR 53042)
Location:
Eccleston, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St Annes Church (WMR 15470)
Location:
Edge Hill, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Rumburgh Methodists (WMR 4985)
Location:
Rumburgh, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
Bethel Methodist Church (WMR 47352)
Location:
Lothersdale, North Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William
Memorial:
St Stephens Church WW1 And WW2 Board (WMR 42774)
Location:
Congleton, Cheshire

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Name:
Private W Smith
Context:
other
Date:
27 May 1918
Diary:
5 DIVISION: 95 Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. (page 95)
Name:
Private W Smith
Context:
award
Date:
29 May 1918
Diary:
1 DIVISION: 1 Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Cameron Highlanders. (page 585)
Name:
Gunner W C Smith
Context:
Wounded
Date:
3 Jun 1918
Diary:
1 DIVISION: Divisional Trench Mortar Batteries (page 225)
Name:
Lance Corporal Smith
Context:
other
Date:
29 May 1918
Diary:
6 DIVISION: 11 Battalion Essex Regiment (page 184)
Name:
Lance Corporal Smith
Context:
award
Date:
5 Jun 1918
Diary:
4 DIVISION: 21 Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (PIONEERS) (page 91)
Name:
Captain Smith
Context:
commander
Date:
6 Jun 1918
Diary:
1 DIVISION: Divisional Troops: 23 Field Company Royal Engineers. (page 332)
Name:
Second Lieutenant J B Smith
Context:
joined
Date:
27 May 1918
Diary:
5 DIVISION: 95 Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. (page 106)
Name:
Lance Corporal J Smith
Context:
Date:
27 May 1918
Diary:
5 DIVISION: 95 Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. (page 100)
Name:
Private S Smith
Context:
Wounded
Date:
27 May 1918
Diary:
5 DIVISION: 95 Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. (page 85)
Name:
Driver A L Smith
Context:
departed_leave
Date:
30 May 1918
Diary:
1 CAVALRY DIVISION: 1 Cavalry Field Ambulance (page 340)