Corporal Charles Smith

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

8 May 1915

War time / or Pre War occupation

Ale bottler


J. W. Green brewery

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

8 North Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 3rd June 1915
Cpl Charles Smith


Cpl Charles Smith, 7655, 1st Battalion Beds Regt, died at Base Clearing Hospital on May 8th, 1915, from the effects of poison gas inhaled while fighting at Hill 60.

The 31-year-old had been in the Bedfordshire Regiment for nine years, principally serving in Aden. He then spent three years in the reserve, during which time he worked at J. W. Green's brewery in Luton. But for the war he would have been out of the Army the previous Christmas.

He was a member of Chapel Street Brotherhood and lived at 8 North Street, Luton. He left a widowed mother (Sarah Ann) and sisters Alice Maud and Ellen, both forewomen in a straw hat factory. His father William had died between the time of the 1901 and 1911 Census returns, his father having been a railway carman when the family lived at 51 Dudley Street.



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Cpl Charles Smith

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