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17555   Private William 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: 21/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Summary      
William T Smith was the son of Thomas and Jane Smith. They were married about 1891. William was born about 1897 in Carnteel, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. William Smith enlisted in Aughnacloy with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private William Smith was killed in action in France on 21st November 1916. He was 19 years old.
Further Information
William T Smith was the son of Thomas and Jane Smith. They were married about 1891. William was born about 1897 in Carnteel, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
The 1901 census lists William as age 3 living with his family at house 24 in Back Street, Aughnacloy, Tyrone. Thomas Smith was a labourer.
The 1911 census lists William as age 13 living with his family at house 1 in Milltown Road, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. His father was now a railway labourer. William was still at school.
Family: Thomas Smith, Jane Smith, John Smith (born about 1892), Anne Smith (born about 1894), Mabel Smith (born about 1896), William Smith (born about 1898), Edward Victor Smith (born about 1900).
William Smith enlisted in Aughnacloy with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
By late 1916, his father was sexton of Aughnacloy Presbyterian Church.
Private William Smith was killed in action in France on 21st November 1916. He was 19 years old.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 7 December 1916:
Mr Thomas Smith, sexton of Aughnacloy Presbyterian Church, has received intimation that his son, Private W T Smith, Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in action on 21st November.
Last Will and Testament of William T Smith:
In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property to my mother, Mrs Jennie Smith, Church Lane, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, Ireland. 17555. Private William Thomas Smith, 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, B.E.F. 25th July 1916.
The CWGC record Private William Smith as the son of Thomas and Jane Smith, of Caledon St., Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Milltown Road Aughnacloy Census listing in Aughnacloy 54.41476 -6.976326
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1 1901 Census lists 'Smyth' family Lists William as age 3 living with his family at house 24 in Back Street, Aughnacloy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Smith family Lists William as age 13 living with his family at house 1 in Milltown Road, Aughnacloy Urban, Tyrone
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of William Smyth
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