Other names: Harry Churchill
Locations in this story: Colehill, DorsetWimborne Minster, DorsetShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Harry Churchill Smith was born in Colehill, Dorset, on 21 Mar 1894 and baptsied at Wimborne Minster, Dorset, on 5 Oct 1894 the son of Thomas Smith and Sarah Lower Smith (nee May). He lived all his short life in the Wimborne Minster area except for part of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, which he left in 1910. He had enlisted with the Territorial Force of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 689) but later was attached to the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230110). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 22 Mar 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal. He died on 30 Mar 1925 and was buried at Wimborne Minster, Dorset, on 2 Apr 1925.