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Name:
Robert (Bob) Smith
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R
Service No.:
6/3433
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Ferryhill
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
33 Bridgegate, Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds
Date of Death:
19-January-1916
Place of Death:
One of many who died at a clearing station, France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Dernancourt Communal Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Robert had only been in France for 11 weeks before he was wounded and taken to a casualty clearing station where he died. 

 

Teesdale Mercury-19/09/1917: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-18/09/1918: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-05/11/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

Robert was one of the six sons of John and Margaret (nee Stout) Smith to serve in the War and the first of their five who lost died. His brotherss Frederick, George Henry, Alfred and John William (Stout) also lost their lives. 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.

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

 

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

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First Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Last Name: St Mary's data; www.newmp.org.uk; Private Individual ; Service: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Ranks: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Service Number: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Unit: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Place of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Notes: Teesdale Mercury; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;