SMITH, Hezekiah

No.3604, Lance Corporal, Hezekiah SMITH
Aged 20

1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of Illness on 15th September 1916

Hezekiah Smith was born in Chevington (1st qtr 1897 Thingoe 4a:817) son of John Riley and Susannah SMITH (née CLARKE)

1901 census...Aged 4, he was at Chedburgh Hall, house of the MARSH brothers, farmers, with his father John SMITH [42] horsekeeper; his mother Susannah [45] domestic servant, both born Chevington

1911 census...Aged 14, a telegraph messenger, he was at Chevington Lodge with his parents, father a waggoner on farm. His mother had lost one of her two children.

On the pension card his parents were in Hargrave.

He enlisted in Hargrave. He died from enteric fever in Egypt.

Hezekiah Smith is buried in Ismalia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt A:18

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