Names on Cann War Memorial

Stanley Smith

Surname: Smith
Other names: Stanley
Other people in this story:
Harry Smith
Harriett Smith
Locations in this story:
Alcester, Shaftesbury
Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Waziriah Area, Baghdad, Iraq
Hawkesdene, Cann, Shaftesbury

Stanley Smith was born in Alcester, Shaftesbury, on 29th July, 1891 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 23rd August, 1891. He was the son of Harry Smith, a house painter, and Harriett Smith. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a house painter and living at Hawkesdene, Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Shaftesbury in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 1184) later joining the 1st/4th Battalion (new Service No. 200161) and at the time of his death held the rank of Temporary Sergeant. He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory, British War, 1915 Star and the Territorial Force War medals. He died on 28th September 1917 and was buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Waziriah Area, Baghdad, Iraq (grave id. IX.D.4). The cemetery was begun in April 1917 and contains the graves of many of the dead brought in from other temporary burial grounds. He is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives