Henry Smithson – Sergeant 401499

Henry was born Q1 1881

He was the son of George and Hannah Maria Smithson
Henry served with the Royal Army Medical Corps – 1st West Riding Field Ambulance

Died at Military Hospital, Rochester Row London SW1

7th November 1918

Buried in Garforth Cemetery – Grave Ref D101

(A Commonwealth Graves dedicated plot)Henry Smithson  Certificate

Father- George S. (b.1853 in Dewsbury) Father’s name Sam Smithson a Cloth Finisher
Mother -Hannah Maria S. nee Dyson (b. 1854 in Dewsbury) Father’s name George Dyson a Carpet Weaver
George and Hannah married on 25th March 1876 St John’s Church Dewsbury
Brother – Alfred S. (b. Q4 1877 in Dewsbury)
Brother -Albert S. (b. Q1 1878 in Dewsbury)
Henry Smithson (b 1881 in Dewsbury)
Married to Alice Ada Smithson nee Blakeley who died 5th February 1917 and is buried in the same grave. They were married in Westown, Dewsbury. Her father was John Blakeley, a Dyer.
On his marriage details Henry was a 20 year old Spinner living at Marshall’s Buildings, Upper Road, Batley Carr.
They had three sons Albert (b. 1903 in Batley Carr) , Norman (b.1909 in Dewsbury) Cyril(b1911) They also had two daughters both died young Mabel (b 1905 d 1905) Eva (b1907 d 1908). The three sons were brought up by different parts of the extended family. Norman emigrated to USA in early 1920s where he lived till his death.
In 1911 they were living at 47 Thornhill Road, Dewsbury
Brother – John Ed S.( b. 1883 in Dewsbury)
Brother – George S. (b. 1885 in Dewsbury)
Brother – Ned S. (b. 1890 in Dewsbury)
Sister – Sarah S.(b.1891 in Batley)
Sister – Martha S.(b. 1896 in Batley)

Information on the family has been provided by Graham Petch, grandson of Cyril Smithson