|1. Memorial:||Portsmouth Naval Memorial||28 Hampshire|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.135|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||31B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
|Distinguished Service Cross |
Family :Son of John and Janet McG. Smith, of Market Harborough; husband of Nellie Ruth Smith, of Clifton, Wroxall, Isle of Wight.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: HM Submarine L10|
"Mike: gt war forum From the RNSM: ""3 October 1918 Sunk north of Terschelling by gunfire from German ships On the morning of 3rd October 1918 HMS L10 was in the vicinity of a German convoy, which had, the previous night, been attacked by British Destroyers. That afternoon a number of German ships were spotted searching the area for survivors and L10 signalled her intention of attacking the German squadron, which consisted of the Destroyers S33 and S34 and two torpedo boats heading from Zeebrugge to Germany. S34 struck a mine with the result that the other ships were forced to ignore the danger of mines to rescue the sinking destroyer?s crew. L10 moved in and fired a torpedo at S33. S33 was severely damaged but initial thoughts of another mine were dispelled when L10?s conning tower broached the surface. S33 managed to bring her guns to bear and sank the submarine through persistent shelling."" There were no survivours from L 10."
|Action : Naval Campaign|
Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Prince Edward No. 1903 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
16th June 1908
18th August 1908
15th September 1908
38 year old Engine Room Artificer resident at Portsmouth. "Drowned 5.10.18."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley