Harry Smith introduction

25900 Pte. Harry Smith

  • 27808 Pte. Harry Smith
  • 1st. (Service) Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • Killed in action, 8th August 1918
  • Commemorated at Loos Memorial

Pte. Harry Smith

Private Harry Smith

Harry Smith was born to George and Jane Smith in 1885 at Orchard Cottage in the west end of the village.
Like his father, Harry became a joiner by trade.
He enlisted in Abergavenny, joining a Service battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, (KSLI) before being posted to the Royal Warwicks later in the war.

Harry was killed in action around the 8th August 1918 during an operation to gain and hold ground east of the Lys Salient in Flanders. He was 33, and left a wife and small children.

Pte. Harry Smith walk box

Harry Smith Memorial Walk

6 miles Shobden airfield & disused railway

Pte. Harry Smith gate box

Pte Harry Smith Memorial Gate

Donated by The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers Association