Harold Henderson Smith

Military Information

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  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • 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

Personal Information

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  • Mother:

    Georgina Honeyman Smith, “Morig” Newport, Fife

  • Father:

    Alexander Henderson Smith (Master Mariner) “Morig” Newport, Fife

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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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