Roll of Honour

Private Frank Smith

Linked to: Hethe

Service Number: 28272

Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment (1st)

Conflict: World War One

Date of Death: 2nd October 1917

Age at Death: 29

Burial/Memorial Location: Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, Nord, France

Son of Edwin & Rose Smith, of Hethe. Died of wounds.

"Mr and Mrs Edwin Smith, of Hethe, have received information that their son, Pte. Frank Smith, of the Dorset Regiment, has died of wounds in France. He was badly wounded on September 6th, and the date of his death is given as October 2nd. He joined the army in April last, and was 29 years of age. The Chaplain attached to his batt., writing to his relatives, says, “It was difficult to say when the end came. He could hardly speak to me in the afternoon. He just knew me and that was all. I have buried him in our little cemetery and a cross will mark his grave. I shall miss him. He was so patient and good all through his illness.”" Bicester Advertiser 12/10/1917