Born: 1898, Ipswich.
Died: 7th April 1918; age 20.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 42239
Regiment: Essex Regiment, 10th Battalion.
Formerly M/289365, R.A.S.C.
Panel 51 & 52.
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.
May, 19, a Dressmaker – Bodice Hand – Costumes.
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.