William Hannah Smith

Private S14351
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Cameron Highlanders, 7th Battalion
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
Recorded as killed in action
MemorialThiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 B.
Son of the late John and Jane Smith of 417, Parliament Rd., Glasgow
John P Smith (c1848-1916) & Jane Hannah (c1858-1922)
Timekeeper (calendar works)
An only child
Not known
Apprentice joiner
417 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow
417 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow
417 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quintus Lair not known
None known
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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