William Smith

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: November 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/16470
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 38
  • Date of Death: 23.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Guemappe British Cemetery, Wancourt
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.1.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Leith
  • Address: 9 Craigie Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Allan Robertson, Butcher & Game Dealer, Union St, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Smith, 9 Craigie St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Robert, born 04.09.1915 & Georgina, born 12.08.1917

More about William Smith

William Smith   S/16470   Seaforth Highlanders


Mrs Wm. Smith, 9 Craigie Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband, Private William Smith, Seaforth Highlanders, had been killed in action on 23rd April.

Private Smith, who was 38 years of age, joined the colours in November last, and had only been a short time at the front.  In civil life he was employed with Mr Allan Robertson, butcher and game dealer, Union Street.

Dundee Courier 1st June 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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