Charles Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 606
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 256th Brigade
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 23.06.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XII.D.8.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 107 Clepington Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Printer, J. B. White, Cowgate, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Christina McDonald Smith, 107 Clepington Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Charles Smith, 107 Clepington Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Hugh

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Charles Smith

Charles was the brother of Battery Quartermaster Sergeant Hugh McDonald Smith 635082, 211th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who was killed in action 28/03/1918.

Charles Smith   606   Royal Field Artillery

DUNDEE ARTILLERYMAN KILLED.

Corporal Charles Smith, R.F.A., has been killed.  The intimation of his death is contained in a letter from an officer, in which he states :–“Corporal Smith was coming to the battery with several ammunition waggon’s, when he was struck with a rifle bullet.  He had been only a short time with me, but in that time had shown himself a most promising lad.  It will be a source of comfort to you to know that his brother Hugh is arranging for his funeral.”  Deceased, who was twenty years of age, was an enthusiastic member of the Territorial Force.  In civil life he was engaged as a printer with J. B. White, Limited, Cowgate.  His brother Hugh is a Quarter-master-Sergeant in the R.F.A., while his father Mr Charles Smith, is in the Mechanical Transport Section.  The deceased soldier resided with his parents at 107 Clepington Road.

Dundee Courier 30th June 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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