Born: October 20th 1896. Son of Sydney Smith (Stock Broker) and Ethel Angeline Smith (formerly Jacomb), of "Endwood," 18, Grassington Rd., Eastbourne, Sussex, and Warnford Court, E.C.
Middle IV B-Army III. House Prefect. XXII Football; House XI Cricket.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 1st Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment. 1915.
'At school he was a boy of great pluck and determination. His heart was set on entering the Army, and he would have made an excellent officer.' (Malvernian, Jul 1916).
He was one of 8 officers killed in his battalion during the first day of the battle of the Somme at Fricourt. There is a detailed account in the unit war diary below.
Service record:WO 339/54050
Unit War Diary:WO 95/2161/2