William Parker Smethurst

Date of Birth

Unknown

Course

2 Years at Borough Road College, 1914-1916

Service number

19368

WW1 rank

Private

Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 9th Battalion

Date of death

8 June 1917

Buried/memorial

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

Biography

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.

Sources

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

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