Private George William Smith

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

23 Oct 1883

Date of Death

12 Oct 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Print worker


Barnard & Dawson, King Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

201 North Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 7th December 1918
Pte George William Smith

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.

Individual Location

Pte George William Smith

Author: Deejaya

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