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7053   Rifleman Frederick John Smyth
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 05/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 26
Summary      
Fredrick John Smyth was the son of Fredrick and Elizabeth Smyth. Frederick was born in Dungannon, Co Tyrone about 1891. The family lived in Beersbridge Road, Belfast. His mother was a widow. Frederick Smyth enlisted in Holywood, Co Down. Rifleman Fredrick John Smyth was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was wounded in France. Rifleman Fred Smyth died of his wounds in France on Friday 5th October 1917. He was 26 years old.
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Fredrick John Smyth was the son of Fredrick and Elizabeth Smyth. Frederick was born in Dungannon, Co Tyrone about 1891.
The 1901 census lists Fred as age 10 living with the family at house 31 in Beersbridge Road, Ormeau, County Down. His mother was a widow. It seems his father had only recently died as the youngest of the children was only three years old.
Family: Elizabeth Smyth, May Smyth (born about 1890), Fred Smyth (born about 1891), Tom Smyth (born about 1893), Madaline Smyth (born about 1896), Emma Smyth (born about 1898).
The 1911 census lists Fredrick as age 20 living with the family at house 31 in Beersbridge Road, Ormeau, County Down. Fredrick worked as a general labourer. His mother was a 'Char woman'.
Frederick Smyth enlisted in Holywood, Co Down. He was living in Belfast at the time.
Rifleman Fredrick John Smyth was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was wounded in France.
Rifleman Fred Smyth died of his wounds in France on Friday 5th October 1917. He was 26 years old.
Last Will and Testament of Fredrick Smyth:
In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother, Mrs Elizabeth Smyth, 31 Beersbridge Road, Belfast. 7053 Rifleman F Smyth. 19th June 1917.
The CWGC record Rifleman Fredrick John Smyth as the son of Fredrick and Elizabeth Smyth, of Belfast.
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1 1901 Census lists Smyth Family Lists Fred as age 10 living with the family at house 31 in Beersbridge Road, Ormeau, Down
2 1911 Census lists Smyth Family Lists Fredrick as age 20 living with the family at house 31 in Beersbridge Road, Ormeau, Down
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Frederick Smyth
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