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Smithies Casualties of War: Boer War, WW1 & WW2
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About the information supplied below:

The information has been carefully checked and extracted from indexes formerly held at the Family Record Centre, London (now closed). It has also been compared against the information supplied by the CWGC. There has been more than one instance where the CWGC had the surname as SMITHERS and not SMITHIES, as is listed by the GRO. However, when they have been approached the CWGC have very kindly checked the entries against their originals and changed their master database as necessary.

Most of the references listed below were found in the volumes in the section marked Death Overseas: War Records at the FRC. If you apply for certificates, do ensure that the death is from Death Overseas: War Records and not from the ordinary GRO listings.

Some individuals are included amongst the civilian deaths of the time and in these cases you will need to apply for an ordinary death certificate.
To help you, all refences coloured grey,  e.g. SMITHIES,  are to be found in the ordinary, i.e. the Civilian, Death Indexes.
The full reference is supplied, including District, Volume number and page reference. The Quarter the individual died in is also supplied alongside the year of death for these references.

Those people who lived in other countries - e.g. Australia - are not included here as the references to their deaths are not available in the U.K. If you have information about them, please email (see footer) and I'd be happy to include it.


Natal & S. African Forces Deaths 1899 - 1902
The only entries were for SMITHERS, but D SMITHERS (below) has been found elsewhere as SMITHIES
Surname Initial Page Other Information
SMITHERS A p.278 2 Royal Fusiliers (M I) 594
SMITHERS [or SMITHIES] D p.278 3 Yorkshire Regt 604
British Army : Other Ranks : 1914 -21
Surname, Christian Name Rank Number Regiment Year Vol Page Age
SMITHIES, Arthur Driver 1849 Royal Field Artillery 1916
(Q1)
Whitchurch S 6a 948 (23)
SMITHIES, Albert Private 242602 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1918 I.41 280 (-)
SMITHIES, Arthur Rifleman 235174 West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) 1917 L.38 86 (-)
SMITHIES, Eli Rifleman 4387 King's Royal Rifle Corps 1915 I.78 38 (-)
SMITHIES, Edward Private 59341 Royal Army Medical Corps 1915
(Q3)
Colchester 4a 683 (38)
SMITHIES, Ernest Corporal 33737 Lancashire Fusiliers 1917 I.14 68 (23)
SMITHIES, Ettie L[1] Staff Nurse Territorial Nursing Service 1919
(Q1)
St. Geo.H. Sq.
1a 813
(41)
[42][6]
SMITHIES, Harry Lance Corporal S/10218 Seaforth Highlanders 1916 I.2 303 (-)
SMITHIES, Herbert Private 8159 Duke of Wellington's
(West Riding Regt.)
1914 I.39 31 (-)
SMITHIES, J[osiah] Private 40608 Royal Army Medical Corps 1919
(Q4)
Oldham 8d 777 (35)
SMITHIES, James Sergeant 400523 Manchester Regiment 1918 1.18 145 (-)
SMITHIES, James H[ardy] Private S/359660 Royal Army Service Corps 1919 M.1 480 (26)
SMITHIES, Joe H Private 42657 Yorkshire Regiment 1917 I.34 301 (-)
SMITHIES[2], Joshua Private 268227 War
[Royal Warwickshire Regiment]
1917 I.51 21 (-)
SMITHIES, John L[yon] Lance Corporal 434409 Royal Engineers 1918
(Q2)
Colchester 4a 753 (21)
SMITHIES, Norman W[harton] Lance Corporal 200605 Duke of Wellington's
(West Riding Regt.)
1920
(Q3)
Halifax 9a 536 (26)
[27][6]
SMITHIE[3], Robert Private 15311 East Lancashire Regiment 1916 I.15 305 (-)
SMITHIES, Richard Private 241858 East Lancashire Regiment 1917 I.51 386 (23)
Samuel Private 4485 Manchester Regiment 1916 I.18 209 (-)
Samuel Sapper 446653 Royal Engineer 1918 E.2 236 (24)
SMITHIES[4], Syndney [sic] Rfn. R/2529 Kings Royal Rifle Corps 1916 I.78 403 (-)
SMITHIE, Thomas[5] Private 16665 Hampshire Regiment 1916 I.57 182 (27)
SMITHIES, Thomas Corporal 3031 West Yorkshire Regt.
(Prince of Wales's Own)
1915 I.37 33 (-)
SMITHIES, Thomas E Private 357031 Hampshire Regiment 1918 I.57 311 (19)
SMITHIES, Tom (T N) Lance Corporal 2678 Yorkshire Regiment 1916 I.34 176 (27)
SMITHIES, Wilfred Private 17699 King's Own
(Royal Lancaster Regt.)
1916 I.19 262 (21)
SMITHIES, William A[shley] Private 4816 Northumberland Fusiliers 1919 I.32 148 (25)
British Army : Officers : 1939 - 46
Surname, Christian Name Rank Number Regiment Year Vol Page Age
SMITHIES, Henry S[ydney] Trooper [Private] 14544695 Royal Armoured Corps 1943
(Q3)
Durham SW 10a 221 (19)
SMITHIES, John S
[John Stuart Bob]
2nd Lieutenant[7]
269607 Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. 1944 3 352 (22)
British Army : Other Ranks : 1939 - 46
Surname, Christian Name Rank Number Regiment Year Vol Page Age
SMITHIES, Archbell Private 3858617 The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) 1944 4 412 (24)
SMITHIES, George H[enry] Private 13070941 R Pioneer Corps 1942 11 78 (29)
SMITHIES, Jack Lance Sergeant[8] 2324206 Royal Corps of Signals 1941 16 284 (24)
SMITHIES, Jack Private 2064184 Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Regiment 1944 16 103 (24)
SMITHIES, James Gunner 11271262 The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey)[9] 1944 15 215 (21)
SMITHIES, James A[lfred] Serjeant 72874 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 1943 6 172 (44)
SMITHIES, Sidney W[illiam] Signalman 2325774 Royal Corps of Signals 1943 16 284 (24)
SMITHIES, William J[oseph] Signalman 2335899 Royal Corps Signals 1945 16 284 (27)
RAF WW1
Surname, Christian Name
SMITHIES, None ___
British Royal Air Force : Other Ranks (1939 - 46)
Surname, Christian Name Rank Number   Year Vol Page Age
SMITHIES, Donald A[rthur] Sergeant 754932 Volunteer Reserve - 77 Sqdn. 1941 13 316 (-)
British Royal Navy : Other Ranks (1914 - 21)
Surname, Christian Name Rank Number   Ship Year Vol/Page Age
SMITHIES, Frank Private CH/17800 Royal Marine
Light Infantry
Formidable 1915 RN.3662 (20)
SMITHIES, Richard Stoker 1st Class SS/113715 _ Defence 1916 RN.3663 (24)
British Royal Navy : Other Ranks (1939 - 46)
Surname, Christian Name Rank Number Ship Year Vol Page Age
SMITHIES, Harold F[rederick] Petty Officer D/JX 138674 P.O(Ty) : Charybdis 1943 10 3620 (26)
SMITHIES, James H[ardy] Ordinary Seaman P/JX 164209 Dunedin 1941 10 3620 (17)
Notes on individual references, mostly spelling variants

WW1
[1] GRO indexes have Ettie L at birth and death, CWGC has Ellen L and Medals Roll at TNA has her as Ellie L
[2] CWGC has corrected surname from SMITHERS
[3] CWGC gives surname as SMITHIES
[4] CWGC gives surname as SMITHERS, but his birth and parets marriage show the family to be SMITHIES
[5] CWGC has Tom
[6] Age, written between [ ] that is provided by CWGC

WW2
[7] Lieutenant on CWGC
[8] Corporal on GRO info
[9] GRO has RA