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Leonard William Smith

Private G/3605 1st Battalion, The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment
Died 25 September 1915 aged 23
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Remembered on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Remembered on the Memorial to the Men of Ash Vale in St Maryís Church
Remembered on the Ash Vale School Memorial

Leonard Smith was born in Ash in 1893, the son of Harry and Sarah Smith.

The 1901 census records that the family lived in 1 Enfield Villas in Prospect Road, and Mr Smith was a general labourer. The 1911 census records his family living in Moor Cot in Vale Road.

Leonard Smith was one of the 35 old boys and evening class students from Ash Vale School who had enlisted and whose names were on the School Roll of Honour in 1915.

Soldiers Died records that he enlisted at Guildford. A form was completed for Ash War memorial committee to say that he had served for one year before he died. Leonardís medals card records that he went to France 23 February 1915, and he was awarded the 1914/15 Star.

Harry William and Sarah Ann Smith are recorded as living in Moor Cottage, Vale Road, Ash Vale, in the 1918 electoral register.

Ash Great War Roll of Honour


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