Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1892
Lieu de naissance:
Bradford, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Warehouseman

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
42126
Incorporation date:
20/04/1917
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Halifax, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  York & Lancaster Regiment, 1/5th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
24/03/1918
Lieu de décès:
Reutel, Beselare, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
26

Cimetière

Polygon Wood Cemetery
Parcelle: /
Rangée: B
Tombe: 1

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Private Harry Smith served in the York & Lancaster Regiment 1st/5th Battalion, part of the 148th Brigade, of the 49th (West Riding) Division. The Division had participated in the Battle of Poelcapelle on the 9th of October 1917, a phase of the Third Battle of Ypres (31 July – 10 November 1917) and was brought back to the Flanders Front in February 1918.
On 18 March 1918 the Battalion relieved the Duke of Wellington 1st/4th Battalion in the frontline at the Reutel subsector, East of Polygon Wood. The sector remained fairly quiet till the 25th of March. Most of the work done by the Battalion was on improving their trenches and positions.
Private Harry Smith was killed in action on the 24th of March 1918. He possibly fell near, or at the front lines at Reutel which was held by his Battalion. He was buried in Polygon Wood Cemetery.

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Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
Autre référence
CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/480070/SMITH,%20H
Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War Diary York & Lancaster Regiment 1st/5th Bn.
http://www.nmarchive.com/
Autre référence