Walter Edward Smith was born in Q2 1894 in Wetherby, Yorkshire
He enlisted in 9th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps on 23rd November 1915 at the age of 21yrs and 9 months and was originally posted to Helmsley in N.Yorks.
Father – Arthur Edward S b. 1869 in Garforth d.Q4 1940 aged 71
Mother – Mary S. nee Horsley b.1870 in Crayke
Walter E. S
Sister – Mary Ann Elizabeth S. b. 1895 in Wetherby
Sister – Ada Harriet Holmes S. b. 1897 in Morley
Brother-Wilfred S. b. 1899 in Halton
Sister – Eleanor S. b. 1900 in Halton
Sister – Amy S. b. 1906 in Garforth
Maternal Grandmother – Ann Horsley b. 1836 in Bramham (Widow in 1911)
In 1911 Family were living at Barley Hill Road. Father – Arthur had his own business as a Milk Dealer. He had been married to Ann for 17 years and they had six surviving children of nine.
At his enlistment Walter was listed as an unmarried Dairyman. His address was Barley Hill House.