Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Private 12784 Elijah SMITH of 101st Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), (Formerly 15386 Lancashire Fusiliers)
Died of Wounds Friday 14th July 1916, Edinburgh War Hospital, age 26
|Of:||13 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1890, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Parents:||Hannah Smith and John Smith of 182 Market Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Marital status:||Married to Elizabeth Hannah Smith (née Hallas) of 13 Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Occupation:||Great Central Railway Crane Driver|
|He enlisted in:||Hyde, Cheshire|
|Remembered on:||Hyde (St. George) Churchyard, Cheshire, Special Memorial|
|Link with Hyde:||Born in Hyde|
He died from a shot in the neck.
Elijah Smith's funeral was held in Hyde town centre, with a funeral cortege along Market Street on route to St. George's Church. Before his burial he was given a military salute over his grave.