Hyde War Memorial Trust

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Elijah SMITH

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

Home address: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:Hyde (St. George) Churchyard, Cheshire,   Special Memorial
Link to 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.