Archibald Smith

RankPrivate S/8682
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentBlack Watch, 2nd Battalion
Military Service

1915  Arrived in France 20th July, probably as part of a draft for the 2nd Battalion Black Watch.  This battalion was part of the 21st (Bareilly) Brigade, 7th (Meerut) division and arrived from India in October 1914.  On the 25th September the battalion took part in the first day of the Battle of Loos at which poison gas (chlorine) was used by the British for the first time and some men in the battalion were caught by it.


c1893 Barony, Glasgow

Death25th September 1915
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action.  Nothing else known.

MemorialLoos Memorial, Panel 78 to 83.
CWGC Information

Son of John Smith, of 48, North Portland St., Glasgow; husband of Annie McDonald Smith.


John and Annie Smith

Father's Occupation

Not known




Annie McDonald Smith


Not known


Not known

1901 Census

Not found

1911 Census

Not found

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair not known
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (, Findmypast (

Commonwealth War Graves Commission –

Friends of DundeeCity Archives –

The Long, Long Trail –

Scotlands People –

The Scottish War Memorials Project –



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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