Skene Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: January 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Aberdeen
  • Service no: 950
  • Rank: Sapper
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Highland Field Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 09.10.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: E.48.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Kirriemuir
  • Address:
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  • Mother:

    Mary Jane Smith, 25 Campbell St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Smith, 25 Campbell St, Dundee

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More about Skene Smith

Skene Smith   950   Royal Engineers

ANOTHER KIRRIEMUIR SOLDIER KILLED.

News has reached Kirriemuir of the death at the front of another young native in Sapper Skene Smith, 2/2d Highland Field Company, Royal Engineers.

He had been engaged repairing the parapet of a trench, and while in the act of driving in a stake was shot in the head.   Sapper Smith, who was the eldest son of Mr Alexander Smith, formerly fireman in the Gairie Linen Works, and now resident in Lochee, was twenty-three years of age.  He served his time in the printing trade in the office of Mr W. B. Mills, Kirriemuir, and was afterwards employed for a time in printing establishments in Dundee and Aberdeen.  He enlisted in January last, and proceeded to the front in April.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 14th October 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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