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Smith, Frederick C

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Frederick C. Smith

Scottish Rifles

1st Batt. Scottish Rifles Cameronians
He is remembered with honour on Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 2 Line 20.

The family home was 73, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh The son of Alfred and Esther Smith of St. John's, Poplar Avenue, Bishopton.
Siblings: Frederick had one brother, Albert and two sisters, Margaret and Mabel.
He died at the Somme, at the age of 36 and was originally buried at Dury Hospital Military Cemetery, before being moved to Villers Bretonneux after the Armistice.
His younger brother, Albert, also died at the Somme in July 1916.
Their names were added to the memorial by their sister, Margaret, who was employed as a cashier in Helensburgh.
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