This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Andrew Christie Smith
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde 1/185
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Hood Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 23.04.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 1
- Date of Birth: 06.04.1895
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 19 Langlands Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Baker, James Durkie, Stobswell, Dundee
Alexander, David, John, George & Jane
Thomasina Leitch Murray, formerly Smith, Bagot P.O. Manitoba, Canada
Jean, born 13.07.1916
More about Andrew Christie Smith
Andrew has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial. He was the brother of Cpl David L. Smith, 18375, 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry, who was killed in action, 25.09.1915.
Andrew Christie Smith C1/185 Hood Bn R.N.D.
Killed in action 23rd April 1917. 14 days in cells for “Found sleeping at his post whilst sentry 27th August 1915”; A Baker; born 6th April 1894 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Sister, Mrs. Smith, 18 Wolseley St., North End, Dundee, later: Wife, T., 19 Langlands St., Dundee ; 1914 Star issued to widow 10th February 1920.
R.N.D. Data Base
Andrew Christie Smith C1/185 Hood Bn Royal Naval Division
Bandsman Andrew C. Smith, Royal Naval Division, was killed in action, on 23d April. His widow lives at 19 Langlands Street, Dundee. Deceased was twenty-one years of age, and was a Naval Volunteer at the outbreak of war. He was at Antwerp with the R.N.D., and afterwards saw service at Gallipoli, and latterly in France. His brother, Corporal David Smith, H.L.I., was killed at Loos, while a brother, Sergeant George Smith, H.L.I., is still serving. Deceased was a baker with Mr James Durkie, Stobswell.
Dundee Courier 15th May 1917
Andrew`s father, George, was a jute bleacher and in 1901 the family lived at 17 Clepington Street, Dundee. His brothers, George, a Sergeant, and David, a Corporal, both served in the Highland Light Infantry with David being killed in action at Loos.
Andrew`s widow, Thomasina and their daughter, Jean,lived at 18 Wolseley Street and 24 Langlands Street, Dundee.
A Unicorn Band member who joined the RNVR in 1913. Served at Antwerp and then Gallipoli where he was wounded and evacuated by hospital ship to Britain. Rejoined the Hood Battalion in France in November 1916 after the Battle of the Somme and was killed in action at Gavrelle.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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