Walter Tyrrell Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 27 Lammerton Tce, Dundee
  • Occupation: Henderson & Co, Merchants, 10 Victoria Chambers, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Ann Smith, 27 Lammerton Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Rennie Smith, 27 Lammerton Tce, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Douglas

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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

LIEUTENANT SMITH.

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

Additional Information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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