Private Hubert Smart 23464

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Name:  Private Hubert Smart 23464

Date of Birth:  1898


1911:7, Cropstone (Cropston) Road, Anstey

1915:211, Abbey lane, Leicester

Parents Names: 

Harry (Boot Finisher)

Mary Ann nee Smith

Occupation before the war:   Boot Fitter

Siblings Names:

Thomas (Smith) b.1889  |  Wilfred b.1895  |  Gertrude b.1896  |  Doris b.1900  |

Mary Ann b.1905  |  Mildred b.1907  |  William b.1910  |  Ada b.1903

Date Died:   24.9.1917

Age:  19

Place of Death:   Belgium

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Xxv K 7, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Cause of death:   Killed in action


11th Battalion

Leicester Regiment


British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Enlisted in Leicester 13.12.1915 and gave his age as 19 years old, but according to the census he was only 17 years old.
  • Height 5’ 5”
  • In 1918 his possessions were returned to his mother at 52, Checketts Road, Leicester – disc; letters; photo; Religious book (Bible); pencil; bell