Hyde War Memorial Trust

Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1

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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

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

Notes:

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.