Smith, Arthur Quartermaine

Age: 33
Date of birth: 17th April 1909

Parents: Arthur and Emily Smith
Wife: Margaret Ethel Smith
Address: 43 Victoria Street, Warwick

Occupation: Tea salesman

Arthur was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire on 17th April 1909 to Arthur and Emily Smith. According to the 1911 census Arthur was living in Maidenhead with his mother and father and a sister Constance May Smith born in 1905. His father’s occupation was a compositor.

Berkshire electoral registers show Arthur living in Maidenhead from 1932 to 1938 but in 1939 Arthur was living with his wife Ethel (known by her second name as Margaret) at 43 Victoria Street, Warwick. His occupation is given as tea salesman. One record is redacted but there were also two eleven year olds staying at the house – Mary Rowe and Marguerite Pickles. They may have been relatives or possibly evacuees – any information would be most welcome.

Warwick Advertiser 11th December 1942

Military Service

Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 7931462
Regiment/Service: 50th Royal Tank Regiment
Brigade/Division: 23rd Armoured Brigade
Date of death: 27th October 1942
Cause of death/Battle: Died in a military hospital in Italy whilst a prisoner of war
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Caserta War Cemetary, Italy. IV, D, 1.
Commemorated locally at:


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office
  • Cemetery photograph courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

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