2014 - 2018
Those who gave their lives from Yarm ______________________________________
SMITH, Edward. Pte 998 54th Aus Inf.
The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website
Died of wounds 21 Jul 1916. Only son of William Smith, tailor and Annie his wife of High St, Yarm. He was widely respected in the town and had taken a deep interest in the Terriers as well as the Miniature Rifle Club in which he won several trophies. Shortly before the war started he had joined an Australian Liner and was in that country when war was declared. He joined the 2nd Aus Inf and went to Gallipoli where he was wounded in the foot. He recovered from his wounds in Ghezirah Hospital, Cairo and had landed in France just two months before his death. Boulogne Eastern Cem, France
Yarm 1914 Research ________________
The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.