Smith, A G H
ARTHUR GEORGE HENRY SMITH
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 17623 Bedfordshire Regiment. He 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 18 May 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 19 April 1919.
Son of Job and Clara Ellen (nee MARTINDALE) SMITH; husband of Lily (nee BETTS) SMITH.
His parents married 26 May 1878 at St James’, Bushey, Herts. Job died 15 September 1926 in Watford aged 67, and was buried 18 September in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Clara died 1942 in Watford aged 83, and was buried 7 April, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Arthur was born 1880 in Watford, and baptised 3 November 1880 at St Mary’s, Watford. He married 1904 in the Watford district; they had seven children.
On the 1881 Census, aged 6 months he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 10, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, a roadman labourer aged 20, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a labourer aged 29, he still lived in Watford, with his wife and four children.
Date of death16/04/1918
Age at death37
Place of death
NotesHis brother Albert died 21 March 1917 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)