Search Database

Optional wildcard search eg. type Bar to find Barry, Barden etc

Optional wildcard search eg. type Pa to find Patrick, Paul etc

James Smith (Smyth)

Rank: Driver
Street: 9 The Hill
Townland: Granard
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Living at 8 The Hill, Granard
Census 1911: Living at 9 The Hill, Granard
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery, 19th Reserve Battery
Regiment Number: 77554
Date of Death: 11-03-1916
Cause: Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich.
Memorial: Greenwich Cemetery, London, U.K.

James was born c.1898 in Granard, and was one of 8 children belonging to Michael and Rose Anne Smith. He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery and was with the 19th Reserves when he died. It is not known what was the cause of his death, but it was in hospital in England and may have been due to illness. 

James's brother Lawrence (Larry) served with the Irish Guards, and was at the Battle of Loos. His other brother Edward, (Neddy) also served with the Irish Guards. 

Parents Names: Son of Michael and Rose Anne Smith, The Hill, Granard.
Notes: Woolwich was the home of the Royal Field Artillery, where the local football team The Arsenal (nicknamed The Gunners), got its name from. The Royal Herbert Hospital, located on Shooters Hill appropriately enough, was one of their treatment hospitals.

Link to CWGC entry

Submit an Amendment

If you have information on this soldier then please submit an amendment

Would you like to comment on this entry?