Harry Shaw Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/2260
  • Rank: Petty Officer
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  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Howe Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 13.11.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.C.41.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 278 Perth Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Annandale Dairy Co, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Shaw Smith, 278 Perth Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Smith, 278 Perth Rd, Dundee

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More about Harry Shaw Smith

Harry was the brother of Able Seaman Albert Smith, M.M. Clyde Z/1260, Hawke Battalion Royal Naval Division, who also served and returned home safely.


Mr James Smith, coal merchant, 278 Perth Road, Dundee, has received intimation that his eldest son Petty Officer Harry Shaw Smith, of the Royal Naval Division, was killed in action on the 13th November.  The deceased petty officer was 22 years of age, and prior to enlistment two years ago was in the employment of the Annandale Dairy Co, Dundee.  He took part in the Dardanelles campaign, while his brother, Albert was wounded at the evacuation of Suvla Bay.  Deceased had had no leave since he left England for the Dardanelles.

Dundee Courier December 5th 1916

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