Harry Christopher Smith

Harry Christopher Smith

Date of Birth

Unknown

Course

Attended Borough Road College - Intermediate Arts, 1915-1917

Service number

185761

WW1 rank

Gunner

Royal Field Artillery, Egyptian Expeditionary Force

Theatre of war

Egypt

Date of death

20 October 1917

Location of death

Egypt

Buried/memorial

Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery (Grave/Memorial reference: D. 197.)

Biography

Gunner Harry Christopher Smith was the son of Fred and Serena Smith. He attended Borough Road College, nothing is known about him academically, but he played rugby for the college. He is listed as having achieved an Intermediate Arts qualification implying that he finished his course before going into active war service. Smith served as a Gunner with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Royal Field Artillery. The 1918 Roll of Honour says that he “died of Pneumonia in Egypt”, on 20 October 1917, aged 20.

Sources

Entry on p.88 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BRCRU011, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 1918 Annual Report

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