Private Walter Smart 55591

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Name:  Private Walter Smart 55591

Date of Birth:  1890

Address:  Church Lane, Anstey

Parents Names: 

John (Shoe Finisher)

Sarah (died 1902)

Occupation before the war:   

Boot and Shoe Finisher

Siblings Names:

John b1878  |  Henry b1880  |  William b 1883  |  Sarah b1884  |  Mary b.1888

Joseph b.1886  |  George b.1893

Date Died:   16.1.1917


Place of Death:   Northern General Hospital, Lincoln

Place of Burial/Memorial:  816, Anstey Cemetery

Cause of death:   Acute nephritis uraerica


11th Battalion

Durham Light Infantry



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

  • Walter enlisted in Leicester 10thDecember 1915 aged 25 years and 7 months
  • 5’3” tall
  • Former Unit – Lincolnshire Regiment no 23847
  • MarriedHannah North on 3rdAugust 1914
  • His daughter was given as Mary Ellen born 9thSeptember 1901. She appears to be the youngest daughter of Hannah and her former husband Ben North who died 1911.
  • Widow awarded pension of 20/- per week.
  • Hannah, now Howard, had re married by 1920 and was living at 2, Shelton Street, Leicester