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.
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.
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.