DANIEL SMITH 1887–1919
Born 1887, High Wycombe
Married 25th October 1915 to Eliza Chamberlain, Wesleyan chapel, Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation given as chauffeur
Died February 28th, 1919, aged 32
Buried Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery
Remembered on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial
Age two living with parents William and Sarah, brothers George 18, Thomas 14, Harry 12, William 10, Charles 1 and sisters Elizabeth 6, Jane 4 and Ada 1 month in Wycombe, Bucks. Father was an agricultural labourer.
Age thirteen living with parents, brothers George 30, Harry 23, William 19, Charles 11 and sisters Elizabeth 17, Jane 15 and Ada 10 at Green Street, Hughenden, Buckinghamshire. Father was a farm worker.
Age 24 and boarding with the Holmes family in West End Villas, Radcliffe on Trent. He is employed as a domestic groom. The other boarder in the household was William Fryer, a general labourer.
Service Number: M2/134234 (‘M’ indicates he served in Motor Transport)
Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps
Theatre of War: Unknown, served overseas
Daniel Smith died on February 28th 1919 in Radcliffe on Trent. His death was caused by influenza and double pneumonia. It was certified by Dr Allaway and registered the same day. His sister-in-law Annie Vickerstaff was present at the death. He is buried in Radcliffe cemetery. Epitaph: ‘Thy Way Not Mine O Lord’. His age on his death certificate is given as thirty two.
Annie Vickerstaff was his wife’s sister and married to William Bates Vickerstaff
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory. Note on Medal Rolls Index cards requesting authorities to dispose of the medals.
Daniel Smith, a staunch Methodist, had two daughters, Vera born 1916 and Alma born 18th September 1919 and after he died. The family lived at West End Villas, Radcliffe on Trent. His widow Eliza and their 2 daughters were still living at West End Villas in 1939. Vera married William Thornhill and Alma married Arthur Standbridge.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived, died and buried in Radcliffe on Trent.