Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Private 1592 Harold SMITH of 1st / 6th Bn., Cheshire Regiment
Killed in Action Thursday 11th February 1915, Dranoutre, France , age 18
|Of:||Castle Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1897, Broadbottom, Cheshire|
|Parents:||Mary Ann Smith and Joseph Hadfield Smith of 52 Clarendon Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Occupation:||Piecer, Cotton Mill|
|He enlisted in:||Hyde, Cheshire|
|Remembered on:||Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, IV. G. 28.|
|Link with Hyde:||Lived in Hyde|
Brother to Private 1252 Ernest Mitchell Smith, Private 18923 Herbert Smith and Lance Corporal 22181 Leonard Smith.
In his last letters home he said:
I am sending you a parcel to keep for me till I return. We went into the trenches on Thursday afternoon, the 28th, doing 95 hours. We are now standing by ready to go in again at a moment's notice.
On the 8th inst he wrote:
We go into the trenches again to-morrow (Tuesday), for another eight days
When the sad news of his death was told to his mother, she was writing a letter to her son. Two other brothers of deceased are now serving with the colours.
North Cheshire Herald, February 20th Page 8 Column 3.
* The Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Tramways & Electricity Board (SHMD), a public transport and electricity supply organisation.