Project Description

REGINALD SMITH 1892–1955

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Born 16th March 1892 in Nottingham

Married in 1920 to Johnetta Nix Sharp

Children: Daphne Sarah born 1920, Audrey, Sybil, Reginald Allenby born 1923, Lilian, John and Graham

Died 12th December 1955

1901 Census

Living with Frank (a wheelwright) and Louisa Foulds, their son Archibald 17, a lace merchant’s clerk and a boarder Alfred Buggs who was a blacksmith. They lived at Jasmine Villa, Hogg Lane, Radcliffe. The Foulds had adopted Reginald.

1911 Census

Age 19 living with Samuel Creasey a confectioner, his wife Annie Rebecca and a servant Edith Miles at 245 Mansfield Road, Nottingham. He is employed as a baker.

Military Service

Rank: Private, formerly Driver

Service Number:  74079 (RWF), 042264 (R.A.S.C.)

Military Unit: Royal Welsh Fusiliers, formerly Royal Army Service Corps

Theatres of War: Balkans, Egypt, date of entry 24.4.15

Served at Gallipoli with Number 1 field bakery and also in Egypt under Lord Allenby.

Demobbed 31 August 1919

From the Royal Welch Fusiliers Web site:

13.05.1915 Formation became 158th Brigade of the 53rd Division.
19.07.1915 Embarked for Gallipoli from Devonport, Plymouth via Imbros.
09.08.1915 Landed at Suvla Bay and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army.
Dec 1915 Evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt due to severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather. (The Division was reduced to just 162 officers and 2428 men, about 15% of full strength).
03.08.1918 Amalgamated with the 1/6th Battalion to form the 5/6th Battalion and engaged in various actions of the Palestine Campaign including;
1916
The Battle of Romani.
1917
The First Battle of Gaza, The Second Battle of Gaza, The Third Battle of Gaza, The Capture of Beersheba, The Capture of Tell Khuweilfe, The Capture of Jerusalem, The Defence of Jerusalem.
1918
The Battle of Tell’Asur, The Battle of Nablus.
31.10.1918 Ended the war moving back from Palestine to Egypt.

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

He worked at Saxondale Hospital as a baker. Family took over Barratts Bakery/ Greengrocers in the village.

Will: died 12 December 1955 address given 13 Albert Street, Radcliffe on Trent. Administration to Johnetta Nix Smith his widow. Effects £500.

From the 1922 Electoral register

Address: Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: 13 Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: baker, confectioner, journeyman

Household: living with wife Johnetta, daughter Daphne Sarah (telephonist) son Reginald (Allenby) (temporary porter)

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and died in Radcliffe on Trent.