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Lance Corporal William Smellie

1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 18530

William  Smellie grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Brother of Private John Smellie of the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders who was Killed in Action on the 13/10/1914 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 59 North Jackson St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 19/12/1914

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1914

Employed

North British Iron Works

Age

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Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Le Touret Memorial commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave. Almost all of the men commemorated on the Memorial served with regular or territorial regiments from across the United Kingdom and were killed in actions that took place along a section of the front line that stretched from Estaires in the north to Grenay in the south. This part of the Western Front was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the first year of the war, including the battles of La Bassée (10 October – 2 November 1914), Neuve Chapelle (10 – 12 March 1915), Aubers Ridge (9 – 10 May 1915), and Festubert (15 – 25 May 1915). Soldiers serving with Indian and Canadian units who were killed in this sector in 1914 and 1915 whose remains were never identified are commemorated on the Neuve Chapelle and Vimy memorials, while those who fell during the northern pincer attack at the Battle of Aubers Ridge are commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

Additional Information

William is listed as SMILLIE with the CWGC and on the Le Touret Memorial. Also remembered on the Maxwell Parish Church and East United Free Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for Williams name on the Le Touret Memorial

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