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.

Residence: Ipswich.

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.


Grave Reference:


Porte -De-Paris Cemetery,




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.

Ellen, 37.

Blanche, 12.

Ernest, 10.

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. SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL ww1 Memorial, Ipswich.



Image from GER Toll for the Brave.


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