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Smith, Martin Kirke

Lieutenant Martin Kirke Smith, R.F.A,, 5th Kent (Howitzer) Battery, 4th Home Counties Howitzer Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (T.F.) youngest son of the Rev. Arnold Kirke Smith, Rector of Bexworth, Cambridge by his wife, Emma Frances, dau. of Col. R. H. Lindsell; born at Somersham, co. Hunts, 15 Aug. 1885; educ. Haileybury College and afterwards trained in gunnery at Vickers, Ltd. and King's College London; was in the Argentine when war broke out,and immediately returned and applied for a commission; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.F.A. 9 Nov. 1914, and promoted Lieut. 1915; joined the Expeditionary Force in France at Christmas 1914, and was killed in action. 14 Dec, 1914. De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Biographical

Surname(s)Smith
First name(s)Martin Kirke
Date of birth15 August 1885
Place of birthSomersham, Hunts
Family detailsSon of Rev. Arnold Kirke Smith and Emma Frances Smith, of Boxworth Rectory, Cambridge
Previous educationHaileybury College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1904-1907
Dept / courseFaculty of Engineering
Military unitRoyal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery 99th T.M. Bty.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death14 December 1915
Age at death30
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placePoint 110 Old Military Cemetery, Fricourt
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves; Soldiers died in the Great War, 1914 - 1919; De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

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