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  cap badgePrivate David Smith

1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: S/17710

David Smith grave





Personal details

Family Information

Eldest son of John Smith (1864-02/05/1922) and Charlotte Smith of 2a North Bute St, Coatbridge. From the 1891 Census - Address - No 30 Waterside, Dalmellington, Ayrshire - John Smith aged 28, Charlotte Smith aged 26, Jane Smith aged 4, David Smith aged 2, William Smith aged 2 months, mothers brother William McDonald aged 20. From the 1901 Census - Address - 204 Calder St, Coatbridge - John Smith aged 37, Charlotte Smith aged 36, Jane Smith aged 14, David Smith aged 12, William Smith aged 10, George Smith aged 8, Mary Smith aged 6, John Smith aged 4, Duncan Smith aged 2, Margaret Smith aged 3 months, boarders William Lamont aged 42, James Canns aged 21. David had another brother James who died on the 07/02/1908 aged two and a half. David's Pension was awarded to his mother Charlotte. David's younger brother Private William Smith (1451) of the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders served and survived.

Born / Resided

Campbeltown, Argyll / 2a North Bute St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 03/03/1916




Calder Iron Works



Buried / Remembered

Maroc British Cemetery (I. B. 2, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was begun by French troops in August 1915, but it was first used as a Commonwealth cemetery by the 47th (London) Division in January 1916. During the greater part of the war it was a front-line cemetery used by fighting units and field ambulances, and protected from German observation by a slight rise in the ground. Maroc British Cemetery now contains 1,379 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 264 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 89 casualties known to be buried among them. In particular, 87 officers and men of the 6th London Regiment, who died on 25 September 1915 in the capture of Loos, are now buried (but without individual identification) in Plot III, Rows H, J, K and L. The cemetery also contains 45 French and German burials.

Additional Information

David is buried alongside 2 of his comrades who died on the same day. He is also remembered at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos x 3). See photos for David's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Maroc British Cemetery, David's Pension Records x 2 and the Cameron Highlanders Cap Badge.

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