Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Smith, Fred - Private (21860)

Private Fred Smith
7th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action
5th July 1916
Age 19
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

Newspaper Report:

Official news has been received that Private Fred Smith, of 4, South Street, Syke Side, Haslingden, has been killed in action in France on July 5th last.  The deceased, who was only nineteen years of age, enlisted in the East Lancashire Regiment and had been out in France five weeks.