Remembered with honour St Amand British Cemetery: Plot I, Row A, Grave 4.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 14375 Essex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 July 1915 [named as Arthur], and died at the 49th Field Ambulance of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Alfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Alfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 13 May 1916 and 20 May 1916.
Son of Noah SMITH of Apsely End, Herts, and Amelia (nee SAVING) SMITH.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive. Noah possibly died 1939 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 81; Amelia died 1949 in the Hemel Hempstead district aged 83.
Alfred was born 1892 in Boxmoor, Herts, and resided in Apsley End.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Apsley End, with four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a brush hand aged 19 he still lived in Apsley End, with his parents and five siblings.
Date of death04*/05/1916
Age at death23
Place of death
- 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)