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11222   Lance Corporal Samuel Smith
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
Samuel Smith was the eldest son of the William and Margaret Smith. He was born about 1895 in Scotland. Both his parents were Scottish. The 1901 census records Samuel as age 4 living with the family at house 2 in Derrycreevy, Benburb, Tyrone. William Smith was a land steward. Samuel Smith enlisted in Dungannon with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Samuel Smith was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 21 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 813145
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
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1 1901 Census lists Smith family Lists Samuel Smith as age 4 living with the family at house 2 in Derrycreevy, Benburb, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Smith family Does not list Samuel as living with the family at house 7 in Derrycreevy, Benburb, Tyrone
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