Date of Death:
Marital status :
Smith Amos Charles
2nd Bn.King's Own Yorkshire
4 december 1892 , Sutton-upon-Hull ,
7 april 1915
Eldest son of Shipley Vickers Smith and Clara Harris of 2 , The Grove , Shaw , Heath , Stockport
His brother was also killed:
- Smith Shepley Vickers
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
4 april 1918
Pozieres memorial , Somme
Educated at Middleton Street School , Hull and Army School
Bedford House Cemetery
Plot IV , Row A , Stone 10
15 october 1907
7 april 1915
Enlisted as a Bugler in the 1st King's Own Yorkshire Ligh Infantry
Served in South Africa and was afterwards stationed at Hong Kong and Singapore when war broke out.
His Battalion was ordered home.
While at home he was taken ill with malaria fever , but hearing that his Battalion had been ordered to the Front, despite the advice of the doctor, he immediately set off to join it at Winchester.
He arrived too late however and was sent to the 3rd Battalion at Hull but left for France a fortnight later with a draft for the 2nd Battalion.
Died of wounds received on the 5th near Hill 60
A comrade wrote :
' I am sorry to state that he got shot on easter monday losing a leg.
He bore his pain well, not a word of complaint and still merry and bright.
Shells were dropping around us all the time and, to make the matters worse, it rained all day."