This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Walter Tyrrell Smith
- Date of enlistment: September 1914
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 14.10.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XI.L.4.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 27 Lammerton Tce, Dundee
- Occupation: Henderson & Co, Merchants, 10 Victoria Chambers, Dundee
Elizabeth Ann Smith, 27 Lammerton Tce, Dundee
George Rennie Smith, 27 Lammerton Tce, Dundee
More about Walter Tyrrell Smith
Walter was the brother of Pte Douglas George Smith 33348, 12th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, who was killed in action, 03.07.1918.
Walter T. Smith Lieutenant Black Watch
LIEUT W. T. SMITH.
Lieutenant Walter T. Smith, who is reported missing, is one of six officers who left for the front about four weeks ago. Indeed, four of the six have been wounded in their first encounter. The others are Lieutenants Ross, Fergusson, and Dickson.
Lieutenant Smith is a son of Mr George R. Smith, 27 Lammerton Terrace, and previous to enlistment was employed with Messrs Henderson & Co., merchants, 10 Victoria Chambers. His brother Douglas is in the Motor Transport Section of the A.S.C.
Dundee Courier 19th October 1916
Official intimation was received last night that Lieutenant Walter T. Smith, who had been reported missing, had been killed in action. Deceased was a son of Mr George R. Smith, 27 Lammerton Terrace. He was an old Morgan Academy boy, and enlisted in the Royal Scots in September, 1914, as a private. A year later he obtained his commission, when he was posted to the Black Watch. Lieutenant Smith had been at the front for only about a month. Prior to enlistment he was employed by Messrs Henderson & Co., merchants, 10 Victoria Chambers, Dundee.
Mr Smith’s son Douglas is at present serving with the Black Watch. He was transferred from the Scottish Horse some time ago.
Dundee Courier 20th October 1916
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