George C Smith

(c 1887-1915)
FatherAlfred William Smith (1853-1929)
MotherKatherine Sackett (1852-1907)
George C Smith, son of Alfred William Smith and Katherine Sackett, was born in Canterbury, KentG, in about 1887.1,2 He was killed in action during the First World War in the DardanellesG on 7 August 1915.3
     In 1891 George was living at 6 Myrtle Terrace, Canterbury, KentG, in the household of his parents Alfred and Katherine, and was recorded in the census as George C Smith, aged three and born in Canterbury.4
     In 1901 he was living at 10 Burrow Road, Folkestone, KentG, in the household of his brother Francis and sister-in-law Florence, and was recorded as George C Smith, an office boy, aged 13.5

 Notes & Citations

  1. Date of birth based on age at death.
  2. Census.
  3. Memorial Inscriptions, St Lawrence Churchyard, Thanet, Kent (Miss Bolton's Index), no. 164.1, "Dinah Sackett 1889; Katherine Smith 1907; George Smith 1915. In loving memory of Dinah widow of Jeremiah Sackett who died January 30th 1886 aged 82 years Though lost to sight to memory dear. Also of Katherine Smith daughter of the above died Sept 24th 1907 aged 55 years. Also to the memory of the youngest son of Katherine Smith Corporal George Smith Australian Imperial Forces Killed in action in the Dardanelles August 7th 1915, aged 28. A son and brother of rare love and goodness a very grievous loss." [Dinah died 1889; date 1886 may be a transcription error.]
  4. 1891 England census, RG12, piece 708, folio 95, p. 21, GSU roll 6095818.
    6 Myrtle Ter, St Peter's, Canterbury, Kent
    Alfred Wm Smith, head, married, 37, photographer, employer, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Catherine Smith, wife, 39, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Francis S Smith, son, 14, tin plate worker, b. Northampton
    Isabel E Smith, dau, 13, general servant (domestic), b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Ethel C Smith, dau, 12, scholar, b. Kent, Canterbury
    Frances G Smith, dau, 11, scholar, b. Kent, Canterbury
    Bessie M Smith, dau, 9, scholar, b. Kent, Ash
    Alfred G Smith, son, 8, scholar, b. Kent, Ash
    Fred W Smith, son, 7, scholar, b. Kent, Ash
    George C Smith, son, 3, b. Kent, Canterbury
    Doris A Smith, dau, 1, b. Kent, Canterbury.
  5. 1901 England census, RG13, Piece 846, Folio 42, p. 2
    10 Burrow Rd, Folkestone, Kent
    Francis S Smith, head, 24, police constable, b. Northants, Northampton
    Florence A Smith, wife, 28, b. Harbledown, Kent
    Alfred G Smith, brother, 18, solicitor's clerk, b. Ash, Kent
    George C Smith, brother, 13, office boy, b. Canterbury, Kent.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited25 Oct 2022

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