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.
Bucquoy Road Cemetery is situated on the D919 heading south from Arras to Ayette. The Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, 9 kilometres from Arras, just before a crossroads with the D36 between Ficheux and Boisleux-au-Mont.