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Date of Birth
Date of Death
14 May 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Albert Charles Smith, 3/6620, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on or soon after May 14th, 1917. He was aged 22 and left a widow, Daisy, living at 3 Surrey Street, Luton.
The eldest son of Albert and Elizabeth Smith, of 25 Buxton Road, Luton, he enlisted in the Beds Regiment at the outbreak of war. He was drafted to France in October 1914 and received a bayonet wound just below the heart three weeks after his arrival. In August 1916 he was again wounded, by a shotgun wound to the leg.
Prior to enlistment Pte Smith was employed by hat manufacturers J. C. Kershaw & Co, of George Street, Luton. He married Daisy Emily Rodell at St Paul's Church, Luton, on December 4th, 1915. They had a daughter, Emily, born in 1916.
Daisy remarried in 1919, her new husband being Charles Dyke. She continued to live at 3 Surrey Street.