Roll of Honour
World War I
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In Memory of
Lance Corporal Archibald Holland Smith

9th Battalion, The Loyal Lancashire Regiment
who died aged 26 years
Sunday 3rd September 1916.

Archie Smith
was the son of
Elizabeth and Edward Smith
65 Crow Lane
Husborne Crawley

Killed in action: France & Flanders
Entry in the National Roll of the Great War

He joined in 1916 and in the same year was drafted overseas. Serving with his unit on the Western Front he fought in several important engagements, and was killed in action on the Somme on 3rd September 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory medals.

65 Crow Lane, Husborne Crawely
"A muffled peal was rung on the Chruch bells on Sunday in honour of Archie Smith, who was the first villager to sacrifice his life in the war. A corporal of the Company, writing to Mrs. Smith, states that the gallant solider was one of the first to mount the parapet, and he was immediately killed."
War Grave: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Number: Pier and Face 11A