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Lawrence (Larry) Smith (Smyth)

Street: 9 The Hill
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident on The Hill
Census 1911: Resident on The Hill
Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards
Regiment Number:
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the War

Prior to the war Larry, was working for the Granard post office. Pte Smith enlisted at the beginning of the war, along with his friend Michael Gaffney. He served at the Western Front, including at the Battle of Loos, where he was wounded on the 27 September, mentioned in a Longford Leader piece published in the Anglo-Celt of the 16 October 1915 (link below).

A description of his exploits was given in a Longford Leader article published 27 November 1915, (3rd link below), including that he kept a portion of a Prussian tunic as a memento of the Battle of Loos. Lawrence's elder brother Edward, (Neddy), also served in the Irish Guards in France and another brother James, was with the Royal Field Artillery, but died in Woolwich in March 1916.

Parents Names: Son of Michael and Rose Anne Smith, The Hill, Granard.

(Probable) notice of enlistment, Longford Leader; Anglo-Celt note on wounding, Oct 1915;  / Longford Leader article, Nov 1915

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