FREDERICK WILLIAM SMITH 1888–1977
Born: 15th February, 1888, Brailsford, Derby
Baptised 27th May 1988 at Brailsford
Married: Mary Louisa Dyke in Nantwich in October 1907, daughters Doris born 1908 and Lilian Bertha born 1910
Died: 1977, Plumtree, Notts. age 89
Age three living on Church Street, Doveridge, Derbys. with his father Alfred, a general labourer, mother Hannah, sisters Betsy 7, Bertha five months and brother John 5.
Age twelve a gardener’s boy living on Church Street, Doveridge, Derbys. with his father Alfred, an agricultural labourer, mother Hannah, brothers John 15 a blacksmith’s apprentice, Clifford 9, Lewis 6 and sister Bertha 10.
Age twenty four, living at 8 Lenton Avenue, The Park, Nottingham, with his wife Mary, age twenty eight, daughters Doris, three, and Lilian who was six months old. He was working as a butler.
Service Number: 49396
Military Unit: 4th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters
Theatre of War: Unconfirmed
Medals Awarded: No details found
The Sherwood Foresters archives record F. Smith, Sgt 49396, 4th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters as a man with a Radcliffe address. Frederick William Smith, military personnel, with these service details, was living at Lamcote Cottages in 1918 (Absent Voter List).
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Lamcote House Cottages, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: Lamcote Houe Cottage Radcliffe
Employment: Butler at Lamcote House
Household: wife Mary Louisa, daughters Doris Mary and Bertha Lilian, and brother Clifford Smith, chauffeur at Lamcote House.
1922 Electoral Register
Address: Lamcote House Cottages, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: living with wife Mary Louisa
The Radcliffe WWI website and research team have assumed Frederick Smith was employed as Charles Birkin’s butler at Lamcote House, Radcliffe on Trent. Charles Birkin’s funeral at St Mary’s Church in 1932, reported by the Nottingham Evening Post, includes the following passage:
The coffin, which was draped by a Union Jack and covered by a large cross of white violets from the widow, was carried into the church by eight of the staff at Lamcote House: F. Smith (butler) …
Address: Golf Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: living with wife Mary
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Radcliffe on Trent address in 1918