HORACE EDWARD SMITH

 

 

Born: 1883, Wymondham, Norfolk.

Died: 5th September 1918; age 35; KiA. Served 3 years.

Residence: 47, Hartley Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 1915.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th December 1915 – France.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th December 1915 – France.

 Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: A/205032

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifles Corps, 15th Battalion, the county of London Regiment. Posted to P.W.O. Civil Service Rifles.

Formerly S/2/04713, R.A.S.C.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

III.I.17.

Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension,

Somme,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Damgate Street, Wymondham, Norfolk.

 

Horace was 8 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Edward Louis Smith, 45, a Shoemaker – own account, born Wymondham, Norfolk.

Emily Smith, 45, born Wymondham.

Eliza Smith, 18, born Wymondham.

Rosa Smith, 15, born Wymondham.

Martha Ann Smith, 13, born Wymondham.

Gertrude A. Smith, 10, born Wymondham.

Florence Mary Smith, 3, born Wymondham.

Ellen Hilda Smith, 5 months, born Wyondham.

 

1901   Damgate Street, Wymondham, Norfolk.

 

Horace was 18 years old, a baker. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Edward, 55, a Shoemaker – own account – at home.

Emily, 54, a Pottery Eartenware Shopkeeper – onw account – at home.

Florence, 13.

Nellie, 10.

 

1911   ‘Cheap Stores’ Damgate Street, Wymondham, Norfolk.

 

Horace was 28 years old, an Army Reservist. He was living with his parents, sisters & niece.

Edward, 65, a Bootmaker – own account – at home.

Emily, 64, a Hardware Storekeeper – own account – at home.

Florence, 23.

Hilda, 20, a Dressmaker – own account – at home.

Ivy Emily Oldfield, 10, born Shipley, Yorkshire.

 

In 1916, Ipswich, Horace married, Mabel May Challis, born 1892, Ipswich.

 

 King’s Royal Rifles Corps, 15th Battalion

London Regiment

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