Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 7th April 1918; age 20.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 42239

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 10th Battalion.

Formerly M/289365, R.A.S.C.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 51 & 52.

Pozieres Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur Robert & Elizabeth Smith, of 30, Ann Street, Ipswich.




1901   30, Ann Street, Ipswich.


William was 2 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Arthur Robert Smith, 35, a Carpenter & Joiner, born Kersey, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Smith (nee Ranson), 40, born Raydon, Suffolk.

May Elizabeth Smith, 9, born Ipswich.

Edith Kathleen Smith, 7, born Ipswich.

Hilda Adelaide Smith, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   30, Ann Street, Ipswich.


William was 12 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Arthur, 45, a Carpenter & Joiner – own account.

Elizabeth, 50.

May, 19, a Dressmaker – Bodice Hand – Costumes.

Edith, 17.

In 1938, at Ipswich, William’s sister, Edith Kathleen Smith married Christopher Gordon Rushen. In 1919, Christopher became the first Labour Councillor for Ipswich. He served as Mayor of Ipswich, 1955 – 1956.

 Essex Regiment, 10th Battalion



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