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Name Herbert Henry Smart
Date/Place of Birth 16 Jun 1885 / Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey
Parents' Names William Smart; Eliza (nee Denyer)
Father's Occupation/Location Butcher; Godalming
Father's Death/Incapacity Heart Disease
Admitted to AO 19 Aug 1892 (Aged 7)
Admission No 4797
Left OWS&AO 19 Dec 1899 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence Butler's Boy; Butcher, Godalming
Enlistment Location Godalming
Service/Rank/Number Army; L/Cpl; G/13526
Battalion/Regiment 10th Battalion, Queen's
Killed/Death 6 Sept 1918 (Aged 33)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry France; Esquelbecq Cemetery
Memorial Reference II.G.30
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
Herbert Henry was born to William and Eliza Smart on 16 June 1885 at Godalming in Surrey. Herbertís father died in 1890 and Herbert was admitted to the Alexandra Orphanage in 1892, aged 7. He left the Orphan Working School just before Christmas 1899, when he was fourteen, and became a Butlerís Boy in a local Boarding School. He married Edith Annie in 1909 and a son, William Henry, was born in the following year. The 1911 Census shows Herbert working as a Butcher, thus following in his fatherís footsteps. Herbert joined the 10th Battalion, Queenís (Royal West Surrey Regiment) on 16 May 1916. The Regimentís 10th and 11th Battalions, part of 46th Brigade, were Ďdecimatedí at Fleurs in 1916. L/Cpl Smart was wounded three times between July 1917 and 4 September 1918. He died from the final wounding, on 6 September 1918, just over two months before the cessation of hostilities. L/Cpl Smart is buried at Esquelbecq Cemetery, in the village of Esquelbecq, south of Dunkirk in Northern France. The cemetery contains the graves of 578 First World War casualties. L/Cpl Smartís name is also commemorated on the Godalming War Memorial, in Surrey. At the time of L/Cpl Smartís death his widow and son were living at Holton Villa, Ormonde Road, Godalming.
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