Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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Harold Henderson Smith
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion attd 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 19.09.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vis-En-Artois Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 7
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
Georgina Honeyman Smith, “Morig” Newport, Fife
Alexander Henderson Smith (Master Mariner) “Morig” Newport, Fife
More about Harold Henderson Smith
Harold has no known grave but is remembered on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial.
Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland
Place of work: Dundee Hilltown branch
Died: 19 September 1918
Harold Henderson Smith was born in Scotland in 1895, the son of Alexander Henderson Smith, a master mariner, and his wife Georgina Honeyman Smith. In August 1910, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for The Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Dundee Hilltown branch.
During the First World War Smith left the bank to join the army, and by 1918 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), on active service in France. He was killed in action there on 19 September 1918. He was 23 years old.
RBS Roll of Honour.
Harold Henderson Smith Second-Lieutenant Black Watch
Second-Lieutenant Harold Henderson Smith, Black Watch, has been killed in action. Lieut. Smith, who was the only son of Captain Alex. Henderson Smith, Newport, was 23 years of age.
Dundee Peoples Journal 28th September 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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