Archibald Smith

Private S/8682
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Black Watch, 2nd Battalion
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
Killed in action.  Nothing else known.
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MemorialLoos Memorial, Panel 78 to 83.
Son of John Smith, of 48, North Portland St., Glasgow; husband of Annie McDonald Smith.
John and Annie Smith
Not known
James
Annie McDonald Smith
Not known
Not known
Not found
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Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair not known
Scottish National War Memorial
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch 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 (www.ancestry.co.uk), Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk) Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org Friends of DundeeCity Archives - http://www.fdca.org.uk/Loos01.html The Long, Long Trail - http://www.1914-1918.net/ Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

 
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