In Memory of
THOMAS LAWRIE SMITH
attd., Machine Gun Corps
who died on
Wednesday, 18th September 1918. Age 35.
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Betsy Smith, of Warriston, Currie, Midlothian; husband of Jessie Smith (nee Prentice) of 80, Brunsbane Rd., Joppa, Midlothian.
Cemetery: GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France
Grave Reference/Panel Number: I. F. 3.
2nd Lieut Thomas L Smith, of the Ayrshire Yeomanry (attached Machine Gun Corps) was killed in action on Friday, 20th September. The sad news was conveyed to Mrs Smith, Colgin, West Calder, in a telegram from headquarters, followed by a letter from the chaplain expressing his sympathy.
Lieut Smith was a Sergeant in the lanarkshire Yeomanry at the outbreak of the war, and mobilised with them. For a considerable time he was engaged on coast defence, after which he received a commission in the Ayrshire Yeomanry.
Midlothian Advertiser, October 4th, 1918.