Name:-   Smith, John

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   34

Rank:-   Private

Number:-  7655

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  2nd Bn.,Black Watch (Royal Highlands)

Date of death:-   10th May, 1915

Cemetery / Memorial :-  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   Panel 38 to 40

Family information:-    Son of John and Mary Gow Smith.  Brother of Daniel Gow Smith

Extra information:-

1891 Census (I think this is them)

43, Milnbank Road, Liff & Benvie, Dundee

John Smith, head, 32, jute mechanic, b. Dundee

Mary Smith, wife, 31, b. Dundee

John Smith, son, 9, scholar, b. Dundee

Isabella Munro Smith, daughter, 8, scholar, b. Dundee

Margaret Cook Smith, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Dundee

Elizabeth Smith, daughter, 1, b. Dundee

1901 Census

37, Stirling Street, Dundee, Forfarshire

John Smith, head, 42, machine fitter, b. Dundee

Mary Smith, wife, 41, b. Dundee

Isabella Smith, daughter, 18, jute spinner, b. Dundee

Lizzie Smith, daughter, 11, b. Dundee

Daniel Smith, son, 4, b. Dundee

Mary Smith, daughter, 1, b. Dundee

George Stratton, boarder, 18, jute preparer, b. Dundee

There is a report in the Blairgowrie Advertiser 16th January 1915 page 5.  It is headed "Mystery as to Rattray Soldier's Fate".  It give John Smith's address as Westfields, Rattray.  It names his father as Mr. John Smith, a small shop keeper at Westfields Terrace, Rattray.  It also reports that the family came from Dundee. On Blairgowrie War Memorial in the Wellmeadow.

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