Monday, 17 July 2017

Edward Percy Smith 1895 - 1917

Edward P. (Percy) Smith Barnsley Chronicle 10th November 1917
with thanks to Barnsley Archives

Military Service:
Enlisted: 1914
Regiment and Battalion : York and Lancaster Regiment 6th Battalion
Service number and Rank: 21712 Private
Entered Theatre of War: Egypt 20th September 1915
Awards: The Victory Medal, The British War Medal and the 1915 Star

Death: 9th October 1917 aged 22
CWGC Remembered: Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel Reference: 125-128

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Edward Percy Smith was the son of Edward and Martha Ann Smith who lived at 63 Cemetery Road, Barnsley.

Edward P. Smith is remembered on the St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:
Lives of the First World War
Every One Remembered
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

From the Barnsley Chronicle 27 October 1917 with thanks to Barnsley Archives

SMITH - In affectionate remembrance of Pte. Edward Percy Smith, Y & L. the beloved and only son of Edward and Martha Ann Smith, who was killed in action October 9th 1917 aged 22 years.

A devoted son, a faithful friend,
One of the best that God could lend;
He bravely answered duty's call,
His life he gave for one and all.
- From,father, mother and sisters.
63 Cemetery Road,

SMITH - In loving memory of Private Edward Percy Smith, killed in action October 9th 1917 aged 22 years.

Be though my guardian and my guide, 
And hold me lest I fall;
Let not my slippery footstops slide. 
And hear me when I call.

- From sister and brother-in-law.


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