Image from G.E.R. ‘Toll for the Brave.’
Born: 22nd February 1897, Ipswich.
Died: on his birthday 22nd February 1917; age 20; died of Wounds as a PoW – Cambrai.
Captured: 15th November 1916.
Employed: as a Clerk for Great Eastern Railway, Locomotive Department. Entered the company on the 29th April 1911.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich; date: January 1916.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 43662
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Formerly 2511, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Horace & Ellen A.G. Smith, of 261, Norwich Road, Ipswich.
1901 21, Pauline Street, Ipswich.
Edward was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Horace Smith, 29, a Foreman – G.E.R Engine Cleaning, born Bramford, Suffolk.
Ellen Annie Gyford Smith (nee Abbott), 27, born Monk Soham, Suffolk.
Blanche Lucy Smith, 2, born Ipswich.
Ernest William Abbott Smith, 8 months, born Ipswich.
1911 133, Wallace Road, Ipswich.
Edward was 14 years old, an Office Boy – Shipbuilders. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Hoarce, 39, a Loco Depot – G.E.Railway – Engine Cleaner.
Catherine May Smith, 8, born Ipswich.
Jack Halsey Smith, 7, born Ipswich.
Alice Smith, 4, born Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen A. G. Smith – mother.
Edward is also remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.
Image from GER Toll for the Brave.
Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion: