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Nottingham
Edward was born in 1897 in Nottingham and was the son of Joseph a fruit salesman and Florence Smith née Patmore of 2 Blake Street, Gordon Rd Nottingham. His father Joseph was born in 1866 in Nottingham and his mother Florence Patmore was born in 1877 also in Nottingham. Their marriage is recorded in the Nottingham Registration district in 1895, they had a total of 10 children , however sadly 3 died in infancy or childhood prior to 1911 their surviving children were: - Edward Stephen b1897, Harry b1901, Alice b1903, Emma b1904, Rose Emily b1908 and Miriam b1910, all the children were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 43 Beauchamp Street, Carlton Road, Nottingham and are shown as Joseph 45 yrs head of the family a fruit salesman , he is living with his wife Florence 34 yrs a housewife and their children Edward Stephen 14 yrs an apprentice ironmonger, Joseph 12 yrs a scholar, Harry 10 yrs a scholar, Alice 8 yrs, Emma 7 yrs Rose Emily 3 yrs and Miriam 8 moths.
29 Sep 1918
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Private
Tank Corps
Edward (Ted) Stephen Smith, enlisted in Nottingham , he served with the service number 36262 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He later transferred and served with 3rd Battalion Tank Corps, he was killed in action on 29th September 1918, aged 23. He is buried in St. Emilie Valley Cemetery, Villers- Faucon.
Obituary from the 'Nottingham Evening Post', dated 21st November 1918 “SMITH. - Killed in action, September 29th, 1918, Gunner Ted Smith, Tank Corps, aged 22, of 2 Blake-street. God has saved from weary strife, in its dawn this fresh young life, now it waits for us above, resting in the Saviour's love. - From loving mother, sisters, two brothers serving. Deeply mourned.” [1] Above obituary curtesy of Jim Grundy and his face book pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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