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William Parker Smethurst

William Parker Smethurst

Date of Birth

2 Years at Borough Road College, 1914-1916

Service number


WW1 rank


Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 9th Battalion

Date of death

8 June 1917


Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 22.)


Private William Parker Smethurst was the son of Mr and Mrs John Smethurst. He attended Borough Road College for two years, though nothing is known of his time spent at the college. He enlisted into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and was killed on 8 June 1917 aged 23.


Entry on p.88 [Roll of Honour page], Commonwealth War Graves Commission