William Robb Smart

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 41217
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 19.07.1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 9

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 16 Dalgliesh St, Tayport
  • Occupation: Machineman
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Smart, 16 Dalgliesh St, Tayport, Fife

  • Father:

    James Smart, 16 Dalgliesh St, Tayport

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Robb Smart

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

William Smart   41217 Cameron Highlanders

Pte. Wm. Smart, Cameron Highlanders, son of Mr and Mrs Jas Smart, 42 Dalgleish St., Tayport, died of wounds on 19th July.  Pte. Smart who was 19 years of age, was before enlisting employed as a machineman in Mr Stephen’s saw mill.  In a letter to deceased’s mother his company Chaplain, writes that Pte. Smart was a splendid soldier, and a great favourite with all ranks.

Dundee People’s Journal 10th August 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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