Private Ernest Smart 23111

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Ernest Smart 23111

Date of Birth:  1896

Address:  74, Bradgate Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

William (Shoe Finisher)


Occupation before the war:   Shoe Clicker

Siblings Names:

Charles William b.1881

Florence Ann b.1888

John Walter b.1890

Thomas Alfred b.1892

Mary Helen b.1895

Date Died:   15.10.1916

Age:  20

Place of Death:   The Somme, France

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Thiepval Mem., Somme, France

Cause of death:   Killed in action



Leicestershire Regiment


British War Medal

Victory Medal

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

  • Enlisted 22.11.1915 aged 19yrs and 3 months
  • He was 5’ 3” tall and weighed 127lbs
  • His brother Charles married in 1907 and then emigrated to Wellington New Zealand.
  • His mother and remaining siblings emigrated to New Zealand in 1919.