129946 Pte Reginald Smith, 18th Bn Machine Gun Corps
Born in Leeds in 1898, Reginald was a twister in a weaving mill prior to the war. He was conscripted into service in February 1917 and sent to France with the MGC at the end of March 1918 in time take part in the actions at Villers Bretonneaux. He fought through the 2nd Battle of the Somme 1918 and on the Hindenburg Line before being struck down with influenza.
Evacuated to the rear, Reginald died of pneumonia in the Australian Red Cross Hospital at Rouen and is now buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Normandy.
27 October 1918
Research by David O'Mara