Smith, W F
WILLIAM FRANCIS SMITH
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 17 and 18.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 5 November 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Elizabeth TIMSON (formerly SMITH, nee BRADLEY) of Watford and Joseph SMITH; husband of Florence Margaret COLLINS (formerly SMITH, nee MAWBY) of Watford.
His parents married 1878 in the Worcester district.
William was born 5 June 1889 in the Pershore, Worcs, district, and attended St Paul’s School, Worcester, from 17 December 1894 to 22 May 1903. He married 1912 in the Market Harborough, Leics, district; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Florence remarried 1919 in the Watford district to William H COLLINS and died 1944 in the Watford district aged 51.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Worcester, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Worcester, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the Worcestershire Regiment aged 21, he was stationed in Parkhurst, Isle of Wight.
- 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)