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.
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 Wiltshires, 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 Queens
and Kings 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
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record