Albert Smith

Memorial: Alveston - St Helen's Church

Regiment: Australian Infantry

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private (Service No. 2899)

Parents: Henry Thomas and Hannah Liddiat Smith

Marital status: Single

Home address: Home Address: The Forge, Rudgeway, Near Alveston Lived: On the 1891 and 1901 Census, the family lived in Rudgeway

Pre-war occupation: Gardener

Date of birth: 1886

Place of birth: Rudgeway, Alveston, Gloucestershire

Date of death: 15/04/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, France

Age: 31

Further information:

Albert enlisted in the 55th Battalion Australian Infantry in November 1916, and left Sydney on the troopship almost immediately. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion, AIF in June 1917. Albert was wounded on his left side on the 15th April 1918, was taken to No.15 casualty clearing station and died the same day.

At the time of the 1911 Census, Albert had left the family home. His parents plus four of their seven surviving children were still living with them at the Forge, Rudgeway. Albert's father was the local blacksmith.

Albert served with the 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry and died on 15/04/1918 (Died of Wounds received in action).

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.