Altrincham WW1 

Percy Benjamin Smith

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:10th Bn*
Name of Rgt or Ship:King's Shropshire Light Infantry
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Dud Corner Cemetery
Town Memorial:Hale
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1894 in the Chester R.D. - ref: 8a/391,
the eldest son of Percy Barras Smith (nee Sampson).

1901 Census - School Lane, Brewood, Cannock, Staffordshire.   Son - aged: 6
- born: Chester.    Head of household - Kate Smith - Married - aged: 27 -
occ: No Occupation - born: Brewood, Staffordshire.   Plus 3 younger
siblings and a visitor.    No trace of his father.

1911 Census - Warham Street, Wilmslow, Cheshire.   Son - aged: 16 - occ: No
occupation - born: Chester.   Head of household - Percy Smith - Married -
aged: 39 - occ: Cab Driver - born: Canterbury, Kent.   Also Kate Smith -
Wife - aged: 37  - born: Brewood, Staffordshire.   Plus 7 younger

Enlisted in the Army straight from school - signed on for 7 years and
served for 5 years.

Employed at Linotype for 2 years and mobilised into the Army again on

Married Edith Jackson at St. John's P.C. on the 30th October 1915, the
marriage being registered during the December quarter 1915 in the Bucklow
R.D. - ref: 8a/388.  They had a son - also Percy Benjamin Smith, born
during the December quarter 1916 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/253.

Formerly 3/8757 - Cheshire Rgt.

Shropshire & Cheshire Yeomanry Bn.

Death reported in the 24/09/1918 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.   Left
a widow and one child - also a Percy Benjamin Smith born during the
December quarter 1916 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/253.

CWGC - Son of Mrs. Smith of 103 Lawrence Road, Broadheath:  Husband of
Edith Taylor (formerly Smith) of 52 Peel Street, Hale, Cheshire.

Memorials found on:
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Hale Methodist
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