Lt. Herbert James Smith, KOYLI

1875 Oct/Dec Born Foleshill, Coventry. Foleshill is a suburb in the north of Coventry

1881 census at Cooperative Stores, Wolston, Rugby. His father is a baker

1891 census at 24, King Street, Coventry Holy Trinity, Coventry

Service Record

1892 Oct 6 Enlisted in E Yorks Regt. Father Charles Smith of 10 Canterbury St, Coventry

1893 Mar 14. Posted to India

1894 Oct 26. Promoted Cpl

1895 Nov 26 Posted to India

1901 Jun 19. Married Alice Mary Chapman at Bellary (Children Herbert, Clive, Lawrence, Constance)

1904 Nov 4. Posted back to UK

1898 Sep 21. Promoted Sgt

1902 Jan 8. Promoted Colour Sgt

1911 Mar 2. Discharged at own request

1916 Dec 15 Commissioned 2nd Lt in KOYLI

1920 Aug 10. Joined ADRIC with service no 182. Posted to M Coy.

1920 Aug 15. Promoted Section Leader

1920 Nov 20 . Promoted Platoon Leader

1920 Dec 1. Promoted 2nd in Command M Coy. I think he was the first to be 2nd in Command as the recruits stated arriving from 20 Dec 1920

1921 Sep 3. Admitted Stevens Hospital

1921 Sep 29 . Discharged from Stevens Hospital

1921 Sep 30 to Oct 30 on Medical Leave

1922 Jan 19. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

ADRIC

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