On this day 28th April 1916

1359 Pte William Robert Smith

Died at home at the age of 29

William was a Pre-War Territorial who enlisted in March 1911 and served with “A” Company. He arrived in France in February 1915 and was wounded on the 21st May and presumably returned to England some time soon after.

[The War Diary records that 7 men were wounded during that trench duty]

In the 1911 Census Robert is recorded as a coal miner (fitter) and living with his parents Robert and Mary at 112 Chester Street in Brampton. He is buried in Chesterfield Spital Cemetery.

WIlliam’s name is not recorded in “Soldiers Died in the Great War”.1359 smith

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