Rank or Title
Date of Birth
23 Oct 1883
Date of Death
12 Oct 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte George William Smith, F/3441, 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, was killed in action at Solesmes, east of Cambrai in France, on October 12th, 1918. He was aged 34 and a married man with three children.
He had been in the Forces for about two and a half years and had been slightly wounded in the face in May 1917.
Born in Ampthill, he married Daisy Annie Inns at St Matthew's Church, Luton, on August 1st, 1908. They had three children – Hilda May (born 1909), George Ernest (1912) and William Charles (1914).
At the time of the 1911 Census, George Daisy and baby Hilda were living at 201 North Street, Luton. George is described as a gold blocker with printing company Barnard & Dawson, of King Street, Luton, for whom he worked for 17 years before joining up.
The family were residing at the North Street address at the time of George's death. He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.