Private Albert Thomas Smith

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

23 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Postal worker


Luton Post Office

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

31 St Saviours Crescent
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Loos Memorial

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 26th June 1919

Pte Albert Thomas Smith, 238006, 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, was reported missing, presumed killed in action, on April 23th, 1918. It was not until June 1919 that a letter to parents George and Sarah Smith, of 31 St Saviour's Crescent, Luton, said the War Office had come to the conclusion that their son must be considered dead.

Albert, born in Luton in late 1892 or early 1893, was employed at the Luton Post Office before enlisting with the Middlesex Regiment and afterwards transferring to the Lancs Fusiliers.

He was a member of Park Street Baptist Church in Luton, and had showed promise with his musical talents. His compositions, said a report in The Luton News (June 26th, 1919), showed “he had the faculty of tuneful melody”.

Albert is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour.

Individual Location

Author: Deejaya

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