Harry Sidney Smith

Surname: Smith
Other names: Harry Sidney
Other people in this story:
Harry Smith
Mary Smith née Mitchell
Harriet Smith née Fanner
Montague Smith
Locations in this story:
Wilton, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Hawkesdene, Cann, Shaftesbury
Alcester, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Harry Sidney Smith was born in Wilton, Wiltshire, in 1869 and baptised there on 29th November 1869, the son of Harry Smith and Mary Smith (née Mitchell).  By 1871 the family had moved to Shaftesbury, Dorset. Harry had married Harriet Fanner in Shaftesbury on 31 Aug 1890 and they went on to have four children, one of whom died as an infant.  Harry had obvious extended service with the military but the only information found is that he is listed on the Absent Voters list for 1918 as being Company Quartermaster Sergeant with the 13th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 265708).  The 1921 Census shows him living in Alcester, Shaftesbury, working as a Decorator on his own account. His last known address was in Hawkesdene, Cann, Shaftesbury and his death was recorded at Shaftesbury on 14 Feb 1934.

Harry's brother Montague (b.1889) also had a career with the army, with the Lancers, the Machine Gun Corps and the Royal Tank Corps.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Montague Smith