1st Battalion North Staffordshire

Corporal Henry George Smart


Cpl Henry George Smart, 7018, 1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, was killed in action near Armentieres on March 21st, 1915. He was aged 28.

But for the outbreak of war his time as a reservist would have expired in November 1914. While in the Army he had served eight years in India.

Private Albert Barton

Alfred Barton was captured at Cremery (France), unwounded, by the Germans on the 26th May 1918. 

In 1911 Alfred was living with his father Albert Barton & his Scottish wife Mary Ann, at 13 Henry Street.

His 5 siblings were also living with him, Susan, 23, was a hat finisher, Daisy was 18 and a hat machinist, both were working in a factory in the town. William, 17, was a brass finisher and 16 year old Edward was assisting in brass moulding. His 14 year old twin Walter was not yet working.

Alfred died in captivity of gastroenteritis.

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