Private Harold Archer Smedley
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 201136

Battalion : 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Derby and lived at Osmaston, Derbyshire. Son of Henry and Bertha Smedley. Husband of Rose Smedley, of 40, Taylor Street, Osmaston, Derbyshire. He was a railway and carriage wagon builder prior to enlisting at Derby. He was killed in action, 27th April 1918, aged 31, when a German shell burst nine gas cylinders in 'A' Company trenches near Hulluch, France.

Buried/Commemorated : Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Plot 3. Row D. Grave 3.


His brother Private Harry Cornelius Smedley, 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.

Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.
Private Harold Archer Smedley grave
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