Private George Smart 8618

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private George Smart 8618

Date of Birth:  1891

Address:  Family: The Green, Anstey

Parents Names:  

George (Shoe trade worker)


Occupation before the war:   Soldier and previously shoe hand

Siblings Names:  Charles b.1887  |  James b.1888  |  Ethel b.1890  |  Elizabeth b.1894

Emily b.1896  |  Lotty b.1898  |  Florence b.1903  |  Albert b.1906

Date Died:   1.10.1917

Age:  26

Place of Death:   Ypres

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Tyne Cot Mem., Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen

Cause of death:   Killed in action



Leicestershire Regiment


1914 -15 Star

British War Medal

Victory medal

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

  • Enlisted 9.1.1909 aged 18yrs and 2 months
  • Stated he had not lived with parents for at least 3 years.
  • On 1911 census he was listed as being in India (Bangalore) with 2ndbattalion, Leics Reg.
  • Married Mary Elizabeth Garner 11.10.1915.
  • After his death she was awarded a pension of 13/9 per week. She was living in Noble Street, Leicester.
  • He was transferred to a military hospital on March 14th1912with Malaria He was recommended for military discharge in 1912 because of the paralysis to his arm.
  • Appears to continue to serve until his death.