Remembered with honour Doiran Memorial.
He enlisted in Wolverton, Bucks, and was formerly Private 14146 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 21 September 1915, and was killed in action in Serbia. Unfortunately, Eustace’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Job (or Joseph) SMITH of Stoney Stratford, Bucks, and Harriet (nee ROGERS) SMITH; husband of Florence Annie (nee ALLEN) SMITH of Watford.
His parents married 27 November 1876 at St Nicholas’, Potterspury, Northants. Harriet possibly died 1913 in the Northampton district aged 62; Job possibly died 1936 in the Peterborough, Northants, district aged 79.
Eustace was born 1889 in Silverstone, Northants [not Stowe, Hants], and married 7 August 1915 at Putney, London, Parish Church; they had one child. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Castlethorpe, Bucks, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Castlethorpe, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a farm labourer aged 23, he still lived in Castlethorpe, with his parents and two siblings.
- 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)
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- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)