Private William John Smith

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Died: Thursday 12 August 1915 (aged 21)

Connected records

Record:
SMITH, WILLIAM JOHN
Additional information:
Son of Mrs. Susannah M. Smith, of 16, Prince Regent Lane, Barking Rd., Plaistow, London.
Cemetery:
YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY
Cemetery/memorial reference:
IX. F. 26.
Country:
Belgium

Possible matches

The following sources have potential matches based on the name and other information associated with this record. They may or may not be connected to this person but are provided for your further research

Name recorded:
Smith, William John
Memorial:
St Mellion (WMR 9328)
Location:
St Mellion, Cornwall
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
St John's Barebones WW1 (WMR 69425)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Muckamore Presbyterians (WMR 6411)
Location:
Dunadry, Antrim
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Pontnewynydd (WMR 3626)
Location:
Pontnewynydd, Gwent
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Nursling Parish WW1 (WMR 40601)
Location:
Nursling, Hampshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Replica of St John the Baptist WW1 (WMR 71409)
Location:
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Belfast Corporation Staff (WMR 43478)
Location:
Belfast, Antrim
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Merton Soldiers (WMR 53355)
Location:
Merton Near Watton, Norfolk
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
St Botolph Without Aldgate WW1 (WMR 11629)
Location:
City of London, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
St Mary Magdalene Church - WW1 (WMR 68339)
Location:
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Holy Trinity Church Parishioners (WMR 44075)
Location:
Barkingside Ilford, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
St Fergus (WMR 8629)
Location:
St Fergus, Peterhead, Grampian
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Redearth Road Primitive Methodist Church Sunday School- Replica (WMR 42314)
Location:
Darwen, Lancashire
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Men of Hawarden WW1 (WMR 7117)
Location:
Hawarden, Clwyd
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Old Basing Memorial Cross (WMR 21241)
Location:
Old Basing, Hampshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Officers and Men of Little Marlow Parish (WMR 82036)
Location:
Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Dunoon and Cowal (WMR 8538)
Location:
Dunoon, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Holy Trinity Church WW1 (WMR 42311)
Location:
Darwen, Lancashire
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Hawarden (WMR 7183)
Location:
Hawarden, Clwyd
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Men Of Slough - Cross WW1 And WW2 (WMR 7847)
Location:
Slough, Berkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, William J
Memorial:
Woking (WMR 23679)
Location:
Woking, Surrey
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
St James The Apostle - WW1 Tablet (WMR 39340)
Location:
Islington, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
St Johns Parishioners (WMR 27996)
Location:
Park, South Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
All Saints' Parishioners - WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 27984)
Location:
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Princess Road School (lost) (WMR 10860)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
All Saints Church - WW1 (WMR 11910)
Location:
Acton, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Holy Cross With St Peters Church - WW1 And WW2 (WMR 40997)
Location:
Canterbury, Kent
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Kingsclere WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 40347)
Location:
Kingsclere, Hampshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
St Georges Church Chapel (WMR 15484)
Location:
Everton, Merseyside
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Christ Church - WW1 (WMR 65824)
Location:
Warley, Essex
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Bean Street Shrine (WMR 35294)
Location:
Kingston Upon Hull, Humberside
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Lysaght Works (WMR 3688)
Location:
Newport, Gwent
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Seighford WW1 Tablet (WMR 13605)
Location:
Seighford, Staffordshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
St John The Evangelist Parishioners (WMR 36981)
Location:
Maindee, Gwent
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Witton Wall (WMR 17324)
Location:
Witton, West Midlands
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Midland Railway General Stores Department (WMR 18934)
Location:
Derby, Derbyshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Bampton (WMR 31473)
Location:
Bampton, Oxfordshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Kingsclere WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 40347)
Location:
Kingsclere, Hampshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
City Of Lincoln (WMR 20290)
Location:
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Fulham Central Boys School Roll Of Service (WMR 18080)
Location:
Fulham, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Fulham Central Boys School Roll Of Service (WMR 18080)
Location:
Fulham, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
I Frankenberg & Sons Ltd (LOST) (WMR 66278)
Location:
,
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Men Of Cheltenham (WMR 20599)
Location:
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Ampthill Park The Duke Of Bedford Memorial (WMR 1683)
Location:
Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
East Hagbourne - WW1 and WW2 (WMR 31444)
Location:
East Hagbourne, Oxfordshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
St Annes Church - WW1 (WMR 12632)
Location:
Highgate, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
13th Hussars - WW1 (WMR 50341)
Location:
Aldershot, Hampshire
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Camberwell - WW1 (WMR 12582)
Location:
East Dulwich, Greater London
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Springfield, All Saints Church - WW1 (WMR 10659)
Location:
Springfield, Essex
Name recorded:
Smith, W J
Memorial:
Dorchester Cenotaph (WMR 1000)
Location:
Dorchester, Dorset

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Name:
Smith
Context:
Wounded
Date:
15 Aug 1915
Diary:
5 DIVISION: Divisional Troops: Divisional Signal Company. (page 343)
Name:
Captain Smith
Context:
other
Date:
17 Aug 1915
Diary:
1 CAVALRY DIVISION: 3 Cavalry Field Ambulance (page 335)
Name:
Private G W Smith
Context:
returned_leave
Date:
8 Aug 1915
Diary:
1 CAVALRY DIVISION: 10 Mobile Veterinary Section (page 106)
Name:
Second Lieutenant J L Smith
Context:
Wounded
Date:
8 Aug 1915
Diary:
3 DIVISION: 2 Battalion Suffolk Regiment (page 78)
Name:
Second Lieutenant J H Smith
Context:
promotion
Date:
15 Aug 1915
Diary:
6 DIVISION: 3 Battalion Rifle Brigade (page 106)