Smith, Frank Louis


War Service:
Able Seaman FRANK LOUIS SMITH, service number London Z/449, died on 10 December 1915, aged 21. At the time of his death he was serving with Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division.

The Royal Naval Division was formed in 1914 at Crystal Palace and originally comprised seamen reservists who were surplus to the requirements of the Navy’s ships. Its battalions were named after famous naval heroes.

Anson battalion landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and stayed there until the withdrawal in January 1916.

He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery and is likely to have been among the wounded evacuated back to Egypt.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the war memorial at St Bartholomew’s church, Sydenham.

He was the son of Mr. M and Mrs. Smith, of 4, Kelvin Grove, Sydenham.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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