SMITH, Horace Edward

No.T/139025, Corporal, Horace Edward SMITH
Aged 25

Royal Army Service Corps
Killed in Action on Monday, 2nd April 1945

Horace Smith was born on 3rd August 1919 (Ely Q3-1919 3B:683) son of Charles and Florence E. SMITH (née TAYLOR) of Bury St. Edmunds

In the 1939 register, a farm labourer/pigman, he was at No.2 Beeches Road, West Row with his father Charles SMITH [28-1-1884] a farmer; mother Florence E SMITH [13-1-1884]; brothers George SMITH [1-3-1921] and Charles R SMITH [11-12-1917] a farm labourer.

Being in the R.A.S.C., without further information, it is impossible to sort out exactly where or how he died, Hunfeld being just inside the German/Dutch border.

He was originally buried in Hunfeld Town Cemetery, but re-interred in Hanover on 11th June 1947

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Horace Smith is buried in Hanover War Cemetery, grave 15:F:15
and commemorated on the Mildenhall war memorial

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details