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  • Photo was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 5th November 1915 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Ilkeston
Andrew was born in 1893 in Ilkeston and was the son of Samuel a coal miner and Amelia Smith née Ralph of 25 Kennington Road, Radford, Nottingham. His father Samuel was born in 1870 at Ilkeston, Derbyshire, and his mother Amelia Ralph was born in 1870 at Tipton, Staffordshire. They were married in 1889, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district. They went on to have a large family of 10 children; their children were:- William H b1890 Ilkeston, Arthur E b1892 Ilkeston, Andrew b1894 Ilkeston, their remaining children were all born in Nottingham and were Lily b1896, Ralph b1899, Annie Gertrude b1901, Samuel b1904, Leslie b1906, Roland b1909, Stanley b1911. In the 1911 census the family are living at 37 Clapham Street, Nottingham and are shown as Samuel 41 yrs head of the family a coal miner, he is living with his wife Amelia 41 yrs, his eldest son William 21 yrs and a coal miner is living at the address with his wife Jessie Smith 9they have been married one year) the rest of his children are still at the address and are Arthur 19 yrs a printer, Andrew 17 yrs a coal miner, Lily 15 yrs, Ralph 12 yrs, Annie Gertrude 10 yrs, Samuel 7 yrs, Leslie 5 yrs, Roland 2 yrs, Stanley 2 months. He married his wife Sarah Ann Wilson at St Marys Church Bulwell on 19th May 1915. They went on to have a daughter Violetta born 17th February 1914 in Bulwell; they lived at 42 Oxford Street, Bulwell. Following his death his widow remarried and became Sarah Ann Bartlam and lived at 1 Lavender Street, Nottingham.
He was a coal miner.
09 Aug 1915
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte Andrew Smith enlisted in Nottingham on 4th July 1911 he attested for 6 yrs service with 3rd Special Reserve battalion, Sherwood Foresters he gave his age as 18 years and 8 months and his occupation as coal miner. he gave his place of birth as Nottingham and his residence as Bulwell. On 10th December 1914 he was tried by a District Court Martial for striking his superior officer being in the execution of his office. He was sentenced to 112 days detention. On 21st April 1915 he embarked from England to join the British Expeditionary Force in France and on 23rd April 1915 he was transferred to the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters . He was killed in action on 9th August 1915. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial Ypres, Belgium. He had served for 5 years and 37 days.
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  • Photo was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 5th November 1915 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Andrew Smith - Photo was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 5th November 1915 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918