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Soldier – Smith, Arthur Herbert

May 1918

Mexborough & Swinton Times, May 4, 1918

Private Arthur Herbert Smith
York and Lancaster

Private Arthur Herbert Smith 18, West Avenue, Bolton-on-Dearne, was killed in action on March 28.

This is the second war-loss his widowed mother has sustained. She originally had seven sons and a son-in-law serving.

Gnr. Albert Victor Smith (R.F.A.), aged 23, was killed recently.

Pte. A. H. Smith was 29 and single. He enlisted in. 1915, and, went through a great deal of heavy fighting in 1916 and 1917. He was wounded last June.

Lieut. W. B. May has written to Mrs. Smith: “It is only a short time since he came to my platoon, and although I didn’t have much of an opportunity to get to know him well, I thought he was an acquisition, and had hoped to have retained him throughout the campaign. It may help to lighten the heavy loss you have sustained to know that his death was instantaneous, and that he gave all bravely doing his duty.”

From C.W.G.C.:

Service Number 23977
Died 30/03/1918
2nd/4th Bn.
York and Lancaster Regiment

Son of the late Henry and Rachel A. Smith, of 18, West Avenue, Bolton-on-Dearne, Rotherham, Yorks. His brother Albert victor also fell.

Bay 8.