L-9628 PTE H.C.SMITH 4/MIDD'X.R (on 1914 Star)
L-9628 SJT H.C.SMITH MIDD'X.R (on pair)
Herbert Charles Smith, born Ivor, Bucks circa 1884
Husband of Annie Smith, of Church Cottage, Aborfield, Reading.
To F&F 14/8/14 with 4th Middlesex Regt.
Note: Nine days later, on 23/8/14, the 4th Middx.R was one of the first to engage with German forces at Mons where, along with the 4th Royal Fusiliers, they held up 8 attacking German battalions until overwhelmed.
KIA F&F 16/10/15 whilst serving with 11th MIDD'X.R & is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
With Medal Index Card, SDGW & CWGC details.
Note: His Soldiers Papers are available online.
Condition: On old silk ribbons, GVF