William Hannah Smith

RankPrivate S14351
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentCameron Highlanders, 7th Battalion
Military Service

Smith arrived In France on 8th July 1915 presumably as part of a draft for the 1st Battalion which had been serving in the 1st Brigade, 1st Division since September 1914.  He would have been in time to take part in the Battle of Loos in September 1915 after which the Division remained in that sector until it moved to the Somme in July 1916.  It was closely involved in attacks at High Wood during the period when Smith was killed but nothing specific is known about the circumstances of his death.


c1894, Glasgow

Death29th August 1916
Circumstances of Death

Recorded as killed in action

MemorialThiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 B.
CWGC Information

Son of the late John and Jane Smith of 417, Parliament Rd., Glasgow


John P Smith (c1848-1916) & Jane Hannah (c1858-1922)

Father's Occupation

Timekeeper (calendar works)


An only child




Not known


Apprentice joiner

1901 Census

417 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow

1911 Census

417 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow

Home Address

417 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quintus Lair not known
Other Memorials

None known

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, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project



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

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