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Smith, C J

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais

Charles James Smith

Remembered on:

Island (Bailiwick) Memorial, St Peter Port, Guernsey
St Peter Port Parish Memorial, Guernsey
Alderney War Memorial, Victoria Street



Corporal Charles James Smith
2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment

Son of the late Charles Smith, of Brinkworth, Wilts. Husband of Florence Smith, of 2, Allez St., Guernsey, Channel Islands. Served in the South African Campaign. Born at Cricklade, Wilts. Enlisted at Guernsey. Resident at St. Peter Port, Guernsey.

Killed in action, aged 37 years.

Guernsey Weekly Press Saturday, October 30, 1915

During the fist week of October unofficial new was received of the death of No. 18297 Corp. C.J. Smith, of the Wiltshire’s, who was killed in action. Mrs Smith, who resides at 27 George Street, has now received official news from the War Office of the death of her husband, accompanied by the customary expression of sympathy from he Minister of war. Corp. Smith was wounded in the groin on September 26, but gallantly fought on till he succumbed as the result of weakness and loss of blood. This gallant soldier fought through the South African war, winning both the Queen’s and King’s medal. He retired after 16 years’ service, but re-enlisted ten months ago. He leaves a widow and seven children, the youngest being but 18 months old.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

With thanks to the Guernsey Press and The Priaux Library, Guernsey