Date of birth: June 1896
Parents: Reginald Toomer and Mary Letitia Smith (nee Juggins)
Aldhelm Stewart Courteney Smith as born in Warminster in June 1896. His parents were Reginald Toomer Smith and Mary Letitia (nee Juggins). His father, was a horse breaker and trainer.
He was the eldest of four children and had a sister, Muriel, and two brothers Reginald and Edward.
In 1911, Aldhelm was living with his grandparents, Harry and Katie Chapman at Brickchimneys Farm in Frome, Somerset.
The following appeared in the Warwick Advertiser on 9th June 1917 and says that Aldhelm was well known in Warwick and also that the family had previously lived in Crompton Street. It may be that his father was connected with Warwick Racecourse as Crompton Street sits adjacent to the main entrance.
Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 310299
Regiment/Service: 5th Mounted Brigade, 1st/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry
Brigade/Division: Imperial Mounted Division
Date of death: Friday, May 04, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Awards: Military Medal, Cross of St George - 4th Class (Russia), British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Yeomanry Memorial St Mary's Church
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office