Other names: Frederick James
Locations in this story: DorchesterFrance & FlandersLe Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, Pas de Calais, FranceChurch Walk, Motcombe, DorsetMotcombe, Dorset
Story: Frederick James Smart was born in Motcombe on 21st February, 1896 and was baptised there on Easter Day, 5th April, 1896. He was the son of Samuel Smart, a Gardener's Labourer, and Eliza Lambert Smart (nee Pitman). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living at Church Walk, Motcombe, Dorset. He enlisted in Dorchester and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 25792) but later transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers (Service No. 53045) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 9th August 1918 and was buried at Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. D.18). He is remembered on the Motcombe War Memorial, Dorset.