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17555   Private William Smith
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/05/1897
Died: 21/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave B-8
CWGC Casualty 454230
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Aughnacloy Presbyterian Church - WWI Roll of Honour Aughnacloy
References and Links
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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 Photo of Private William Smith's headstone
4 Facebook - Aughnacloy Letters to family of Private William T Smith
5 Photo of Private William Smith's headstone
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of William Smyth
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Smith's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023