David L. Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 18375
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 108 to 112

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 8 Tannadice Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Andrew & George

  • Spouse:

    Helen Smith, 8 Tannadice St, Dundee

  • Children:

    James, born 13.08.1906

More about David L. Smith

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He was the brother of Able Seaman, Andrew Christie Smith, Clyde 1/185, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, who was killed in action, 23.04.1917

David L. Smith   18375   Highland Light Infantry



Intimation has been received of the death of a well-known Dundee junior football official in Corporal D. L. Smith, of the 14th H.L.I.  Smith who was connected with Clepington Football Club, joined the colours at the outbreak of the war.

A lieutenant, writing to Corporal Smith’s wife, says :__”Your husband died gloriously in one of the finest charges that has ever been made by the British Army.”  Another officer says :___”No one could have done better; he was most popular with the regiment.”

Dundee Evening Telegraph 28th October 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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