Smethurst, William –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Smethurst, of 51, Brookfield Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Fought at the Somme, Arras, and High Wood battles. Succumbed to a shrapnel wound in the left arm.

Personal details

  • Surname: Smethurst
  • Forename: William
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 23
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: June 28th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Rifleman
  • Unit: 16th (Church Lads Brigade) (Service) Battalion.
  • Service number: C/619
  • Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Enlistment date: September 19th, 1914 - 1914-09-19
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 13/07/1917 07/12/1917 28/06/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6e* S11* 6g
  • Bolton Chronicle: 13/07/1917

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