Private George Derrick Smith

© 2015 Royston Williamson

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

George Derrick Smith was born in Dorking, the son of George and Fanny, on 6th March 1896. He was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 3rd May 1896.

In 1901, the family were living at 41 Falkland Road, Dorking. His father George was working as a house painter.

In 1911, the family were at 17 Falkland Road. George Jnr was working as a hairdresser.

George enlisted in Westminster as a private into the 7th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment, number 1992.

He was presumed dead on 24th April 1918 on the Somme, France, aged 22 and is commemorated on Panels 28/29 of the Pozieres Memorial.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Son of George and Fanny Smith of Falkland Road, Dorking
Regiment 7th Battalion. The Bedfordshire Regiment
Number 1992
Date of Death 24th April 1918
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause of Death Killed in action
Age 22
Memorial Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France