Private Benjamin Smith 3340

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Benjamin Smith 3340

Date of Birth:   July 1882

Address:  Church Lane, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Cornelius (shoe manufacturer- Founder of Diana Shoes)


Occupation before the war:   Cab Proprietor

Siblings Names:  Cornelius b1874  |  James b.1876  |  Fanny b.1877  |

Mary b.1879  |  Thomas b.1881  |  Julia b.1887  |  Charles b1887  |  Lilian b.1892  |  George b.1894

Date Died:   7.11.1917

Age:  35

Place of Death:   

32 Stationary Hospital

Pas De Calais

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Vi G 11a, Wimereux Communal Cemetery

Cause of death:   Died of wounds



Welsh Guards



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

  • Married Elsie Sudbury June 1908
  • In 19111 Ben and Elsie Smith were living in Church Lane and had a servant – 15 year old Emma Clarke
  • On Friday September 14th 1917 The Melton Mowbray Times & Vale of Belvoir Gazette published the following article under the heading. “LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS” – BARROW ON SOAR. LOCAL CASUALTIES.- Mrs B. Smith, Sileby Road, Barrow on Soar, has been notified that her husband, Pte. Ben Smith, of the Welsh Guards, has been wounded.
  • When he died his wife was living at Acacia Villa, Barrow-on-Soar, Loughborough. He left £893.