Arthur SMITH
Rank: Corporal
Number: 35367
Unit: 11th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 21 October 1917
Age: 27
Cemetery: Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Arthur was the second son of George Frank Smith and Elizabeth Smith, 79 Banks Lane, Stockport. Little else is known about him, other than Regimental records indicate he had been born in the town and enlisted there. His service number suggests he joined up in the early part of 1916.

The Battalion's War Diary does not record its activities during the middle of October 1917, only mentioning that it went into the front line on the 18th at positions near Le Quesnoy. This is more than 60 kilometres from Cambrin, where Arthur is buried, so it is reasonable to assume that the Battalion had come out of the line at Le Quesnoy and was near Cambrin by the 21st.  There are no official records available that might indicate what happened to Arthur.

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