Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
23 Apr 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Albert Thomas Smith, 238006, 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, was reported missing, presumed killed in action, on April 23th, 1918. It was not until June 1919 that a letter to parents George and Sarah Smith, of 31 St Saviour's Crescent, Luton, said the War Office had come to the conclusion that their son must be considered dead.
Albert, born in Luton in late 1892 or early 1893, was employed at the Luton Post Office before enlisting with the Middlesex Regiment and afterwards transferring to the Lancs Fusiliers.
He was a member of Park Street Baptist Church in Luton, and had showed promise with his musical talents. His compositions, said a report in The Luton News (June 26th, 1919), showed “he had the faculty of tuneful melody”.
Albert is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour.