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.
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.