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7053   Rifleman Frederick John Smyth
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/10/1890
Died: 05/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 26
Fredrick John Smyth was the son of Fredrick and Elizabeth Smyth. F Frederick Smyth was born on 13th October 1890 in Dungannon. He was one of seven children, four surviving. His father died when he was young. The family moved to live at Beersbridge Road, Belfast. 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bucquoy Road Cemetery
  Ficheux, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave II-H-6
CWGC Casualty 179514
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.
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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
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman Frederick Smyth's headstone can be purchased here
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