Private Walter Smith

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

21 Feb 1917

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Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

346 Hitchin Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

United Kingdom

War Memorial Location

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Luton Great War Roll of honour , 6th July 2014
Walter Smith's headstone

Walter enlisted into the 5th Bedfordshire Regiment in 1914, aged 32, at the outbreak of war. He died February 1917, and is buried in Rothesay Road Cemetery, Luton.

Son of John and Emily Smith of Luton, he was married to Nellie Smith, and was father to Arthur and Winnie Smith.




Individual Location

Walter Smith's headstone

Author: David

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Walter Smith

As mentioned by Bex Allan (my daughter), there was a younger child, my father (also called Walter). He was born on 14 May 1912, and was therefore only 4 years old when Walter senior died.