Herbert Barnes Smith

Rank Private
Service No G/29432
Date of Death 01/10/1916
Age 29
Regiment/Service Middlesex Regt. 23rd Bn.
Memorial Thiepval Memorial

Herbert Barnes Smith was born in the summer of 1887 in New Southgate to Edward Smith, an auctioneer’s clerk and surveyor, and his wife Ethel Rosina.  He was baptised on 11th September 1887 at St James the Great, Friern Barnet. Herbert had four siblings; Ethel (b.1885), Edith (b.1890), Hilda (b.1892) and Benjamin (b.1894). The family lived in Long Lane, Finchley. As as adult, Herbert was employed as an assistant house funishing warehouseman.