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Name:
Frederick (Fred) Smith
Casualty No.:
Initials:
F
Service No.:
252055
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Startforth
Age at Death:
21
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
33 Bridgegate, Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
Mill hand
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
31-January-1917
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Menin Gate Memorial
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Frederick was presumed to be killed in action in July 1917. 

Teesdale Mercury-31/07/1918: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-06/08/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

Youngest of the six sons of John McDowell Smith and Margaret (nee Stout) Smith to serve in the War and the third of the five who lost their lives. His is brothers Alfred, George Henry, Robert and John Willam (Stout) were also killed.  Alf's death prompted Mrs Bircham to write to the Queen regarding the "Heavily Bereaved" family. Wilf was given an official discharge and returned in the autumn of 1918.

Guardian: Town's pleas to save the last heard.

Mercury 28/8/1918: Local and other notes.

 

Teesdale Mercury-06/12/1916: News item: The Smith Family of Barnard Castle

 

Notes:

He was wounded in February 1917 and spent a short furlough at home.

Teesdale Mercury-21/02/1917: Local and other notes: Home on leave wounded

 

 

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Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Private Individual; Last Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Private Individual; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Ranks: St Mary's data; Service Number: St Mary's data; Service: St Mary's data; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Overseas Commemorated: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Notes: Teesdale Mercury; Local Memorials: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;