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Surname: SMITH

Forename(s): Arthur

Place of Birth: Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire

Service No: 122866

Rank: L/Bombardier

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 19th Siege Battery

Division: ---

Age: 32

Date of Death: 1919-02-13

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B. 231.


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Additional Information:

Arthur Smith was the son of John William and Sarah Ann Smith, née Ellison. Both parents were born at Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire.

1891 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: Albert Street - Arthur Smith, aged 4 years, born Sutton son of John W. and Sarah A. Smith.

1901 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 6, Albert Street - Arthur Smith, aged 14 years, born Sutton son of John W. and Sarah A. Smith.

1911 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 7, Victoria Street - Arthur Smith, aged 24 years, born Sutton, son of John William and Sarah Ann Smith.

Arthur was married to Mary Ellen Clough in 1914. Mary died in 1918.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Arthur Smith, 122866, Royal Garrison Artillery.

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L/Bombardier Arthur SMITH

L/Bombardier Arthur SMITH

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

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Surname: SMITH

Forename(s): Arthur

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 122866

Rank: Lance Bombardier

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit: 19th Siege Bty.

Age: 32


Died Date: 13/02/1919

Additional Information: Son of John William and Sarah Ann Smith, of 8, Gordon St., Sutton-in-Craven.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


SMITH Arthur of 8 Gordon-street Sutton Mill near Keighley Yorkshire died 13 February 1919 at the Military Hospital Shrewsbury Administration (with Will) London 15 August to John William Smith woolsorter. Effects £160 17s.

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Sutton-in-Craven Baptist Burial Ground

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28 February 1919

SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN – Bombardier A. Smith Dies in Hospital

The death took place on February 13th, under tragic circumstances, of Bombardier Arthur Smith of the R.G.A., whose parents reside in Gordon Street, Sutton Mill. At the time of his enlistments he lived with his wife in Ash Street, Crosshills, but she died rather suddenly in April of last year. After a long period of service in France, Bombardier Smith was admitted to the Shrewsbury War Hospital about five months ago suffering from nephritis. He was 32 years of age, and prior to joining the Forces was employed by Mr. Arthur Dixon, greengrocer, of Crosshills. The remains were interred in the Baptist burial ground on the 20th. The Rev. F. W. Pollard officiating.

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18 October 1918

Serious Illness of a Sutton Mill Soldier

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith, of Gordon Street, Sutton Mill, have received a telegram from the Royal Salop Hospital, Shrewsbury, stating that their only son, Pte. Arthur Smith, of the Royal Garrison Artillery, is a patient there and suffering from a very serious kidney affection. Mrs. Smith and her eldest daughter are now at the hospital and have sent a message home stating that Arthur is a little better but in a very serious condition.

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