Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 10th July 1916; age 24; KiA.

Residence: Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Enlistment Location: Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 66584

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 64th Field Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Dantzig Alley British Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Smith, of 37, Handford Cut, Ipswich.




1911   37, Handford Cut, Ipswich.


James was 19 years old and living with his widowed father & siblings.

John Smith, 58, a Harker, born Norfolk.

Florence Smith, 22, a Packer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Smith, 11, born Ipswich.

William Smith, 9, born Ipswich.

1 housekeeper.


James’s mother, Harriet Creghton Smith (nee Rush), born 1861, Carleton, Norfolk- died 1909, Ipswich. Harriet was from a Traveller’s Steam Circus family. Her father James Rush was a Confectioner.


 Royal Engineers, 64th Field Coy





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