9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
William T Smith was the son of Thomas and Jane Smith. He was born on 26th May 1897 in Carnteel, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. He was one of seven children, five surviving, all born in the Aughnacloy area. 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.
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.