Hyde War Memorial Trust

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William SMITH

Private 54112 William SMITH of 24th Bn., (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Royal Welsh Fusilier, (Formerly 50029 Welsh Regiment)

Drowned Sunday 15th April 1917, Lost in the wreck of S.S. "Arcadian", age 21

Of:1 Godley Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1896, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Annie Smith and Frank Smith of 11 Grafton Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Apprentice to Machine Printing
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Mikra Memorial, Greece,   Commonwealth War Grave
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde


The S.S. "Arcadian" was torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean 15th April 1917 by a German submarine 26 miles north of the Greek Island of Milos. 601 troops were on board and 75 of those perished.