William is remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.
Born: 1895, Diss, Norfolk.
Died: 20th July 1916; age: 21; Died of Wounds.
Residence: Stone Cottage, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 18th April 1916 – France.
Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 3864.
Regiment: London Regiment, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers).
Formerly 12th London Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Grandson of M. Smith, of Stone Cottage, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.
1901 9, Parliament Road, Ipswich.
William was 6 years old and living with his father, at the home of his paternal grandmother & step grandfather + uncle.
William Smith, 54, a Hawker – own account, born Stoke, Ipswich.
Maria Smith (nee Burgess (1st marriage Andrews)), 53, born Ipswich.
William Thomas Andrews, 31, a Bricklayer’s Labourer, born Ipswich.
Harry Andrews, 29, a Market Gardener, born Ipswich.
1911 Stone Cottage, Crabbe Street, Ipswich.
William was 16 years old, a Labourer – Coal Porter – Coal Yard. He was living with his paternal grandmother & step grandfather + uncles.
William Smith, 66, a China Hawker – own account.
Maria Smith, 62.
George Andrews, 43, a Baker & Army Pensioner, born Ipswich.
Henry, 39, a China Hawker.
William’s mother was Ellen Andrews (nee Sandy), born 1873, Diss, Norfolk.
Soldiers’ Effects to William Andrews – father.