|Northumberland Fusiliers||37756||25th Battalion HQ|
Photographs courtesy Geoff Turner
Arthur was born in 1896 and worked as a farm labourer before joining the army. A newspaper report in the Derbyshire Times dated 25th May 1918 stated that “Sgt. A Smith of the Northumberland Fusiliers from Fritchley was a Prisoner of War.”
1918 Crich voters
Arthur Smith, Fritchley; absent on military service.
Derbyshire Times 25 May 1918
Prisoners of War: Sgt. A Smith of the Northumberland Fusiliers from Fritchley.
Derbyshire Courier 25 May 1918
PRISONER OF WAR
Sergt Arthur Smith, Fritchley
Gunner Jesse Barratt, Fritchley
Pte Thomas Leafe, Fritchley
Derbyshire Courier 11 January 1919
Sgt Arthur Smith, Northumberland Fusiliers of Fritchley Green, has written to his parents stating that he has landed in England. He arrived in at Hull at the beginning of the week, after being a prisoner for about 10 months. He was captured whilst suffering from shell shock, by the weekend he hopes to have reached home.
Sergt A 37756, Northumberland Fusiliers, Missing 21 or 23 March 1918, France. Father Mr Smith, The Green Fritchley
Munster I: Smith Arthur 37756, Sgt, North. Fusiliers 25 Bat HQ; Bullecourt 21.3.18, Keine Sunde von der front; 29.10.96, Fritchley. Mrs Smith, Green Fritchley
Minden: Smith Arthur 37756, Sgt, North. Fusiliers 25 Bat "C"; Bullercourt 21.3.18, Minden; 29.10.96, Derby. the Green, Fritchley
There is a note on the record which states from Minden to Senne. (Senne could refer to Sennelager Camp just north of Paderborn)
Arthur Smith is recorded as Private on the original Roll of Honour.
1939 Register: Long Eaton
Arthur Smith b.29 October 1895; class I shunter LMS, ARP for LMS railway
Frances L Smith b.22 August 1901
Constance C Turner (Smith) b.22 June 1928; school
Arthur Smith married Frances L Ebbern in 1924 September qtr (Mansfield reg district)
|Raymond||Smith||Head||47||Lime burner||Bull Bridge|
|Mary E||Smith||daughter||17||Cotton mill hand||Fritchley|
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Arthur Smith's brother Herbert Smith is also on the Roll of Honour.