Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private William Smith
10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Year of Birth
Date of Death
William Smith was born in Coleshill in 1885 and christened at Coleshill Parish Church on 8th February 1885. His parents, Josiah and Mary Elizabeth Smith, and his grandparents Joseph and Hannah Hastings, lived on Coventry Road, Coleshill. Both William’s father and his grandfather were agricultural labourers. Private William Smith was in the 10th (Service) Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, which formed at Warwick in September 1914, and landed in France on 17th July 1915. William was killed in action on 3rd July 1916 in the Battle of the Somme. He received the Victory and British medals and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France.