Private William John Glover Smith 23644

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private William John Glover Smith 23644

Date of Birth:  1895

Address:   123, Church Lane, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Samuel (Granite Quarryman)

Edith(Shoe machinist at home)

Occupation before the war:  Granite Quarryman

Siblings Names:

Richard b1896  |  Sydney b.1898  |  Samuel b1901  |  Edith b1903  |  Sarah b1904

Beatrice b.1908  |  John b.1910  |  Phyllis b.1912

Date Died:   21.3.1918

Age:  23

Place of Death:   Arras

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Arras Mem., Pas De Calais, France

Cause of death:   Killed in action



Leicestershire Regiment


British War Medal

Victory Medal

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

  • Enlisted 8.12. 1915 at Leicester aged 20 years and 278 days
  • Height 5’4” and weighed 112lbs
  • In 1919 Richard was in France and Sydney in Cologne serving with 78thCompany, Labour Corps.