Roll of Honour

Corporal Reginald Arthur Smith

Linked to: Bicester

Service Number: 12162

Regiment: Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (6th)

Conflict: World War One

Date of Death: 3rd September 1916

Age at Death: 26

Burial/Memorial Location: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Address: Bridge House, Bicester.

Son of Frederick Charles & Elizabeth Anne Smith, of Bridge House, Bicester.

"Official confirmation of our last week’s report concerning the death of Corpl. Reginald Smith, O.B.L.I., of Bridge House, Bicester, has been received by his parents, shortly following upon the arrival of a letter from a personal friend, confirming Pte. Geden’s report, and which left little doubt in the minds of his friends as to what his fate really was.
Corpl. Smith was very well-known and liked in Bicester, and was an athlete of above the average class. He joined Kitchener’s Army soon after the recruiting for it opened, and at the time when uniforms could not be found for the thousands who rushed to the colours, and had been at the Front for a considerable period, being finally killed on Sept. 3rd. He was 26 years of age." Bicester Herald 22/09/1916