Smith, E J
ENOS JOHN SMITH
Remembered with honour Dozinghem Military Cemetery: Plot XV, Row E, Grave 4.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at 47 Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Enos’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Enos in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 8 December 1917; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 30 November 1918.
Son of Mary Jane (nee FLETCHER) SMITH of Watford and the late William Walter SMITH.
His parents married 1883 in the Arlesford, Hants, district. William died 18 September in Watford aged 57.
Enos was born 1897 in Watford, and baptised 28 November 1897 at Christ Church, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 13 he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and six siblings.
Unit12th (Service) Battalion
Date of death28/11/1917
Age at death20
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)