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Smith, Alexander Ayre

Second Lieutenant Alexander Ayre Smith, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who was killed on November 24, aged 19, was the younger son of Dr. Alexander Smith, J.P., and Mrs Smith of Camberwell, S.E. He was educated at Dulwich College Preparatory School and Camberwell Grammar School, from which he entered the medical school of Charing Cross Hospital. When war broke out he had just completed his first year of medicine, He was one of the first and youngest men to the U.P.S. Brigade, from which he was given a commission in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on May 21, 1915. He was in the trenches from February to July last, when he was invalided home. He returned to the front on November 10. The Times, 5 Dec 1916


First name(s)Alexander Ayre
Date of birth1897
Place of birthCamberwell
Family detailsSon of Dr. Alexander Smith, J.P. and Louisa Jane Smith, of "Greystones," Cotherstone, Darlington, Yorks.
Previous educationDulwich College Preparatory School, Camberwell Grammar School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1913-1914
Dept / courseFaculty of Medical Science
Military unitThe Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 10th Bttn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death24 November 1916
Age at death19
Rank at death2nd Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)King's College; Thiepval Memorial
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves; Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919; The Times

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