Remembered with honour Highland Cemetery: Plot I, Row E, Grave 4.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 July 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Arthur’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Arthur in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 9 November 1918; and another article in the issue dated 16 November 1918.
Son of Lucy (nee NICHOLS) SMITH of Watford, and William Henry Lewis John SMITH.
His parents married 20 July 1891 at St Mary’s, Watford. William died 1920 in Watford aged 60, and was buried 9 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Lucy died 1953 in the Watford district aged 85.
Arthur was born 7 July 1896 in Watford, and baptised 26 August 1896 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a newsboy aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death23/10/1918
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesHis brother John died 24 April 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)