Private Alexander Smith
First World War
Private Alexander Jackson Smith, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 3rd May 1917 during the Battle of Arras. He was the son of Mr J. and Mrs M. Smith of 65 West End, Tweedmouth and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. In his youth he had been a keen boy scout. His brother Walter had been earlier killed at the Battle of Loos ( see above ). He fell in a failed attack on German trenches east of the village of Monchy-le-Preux. 2 Officers and 43 Other Ranks were killed and 6 Officers and 133 Other Ranks were wounded.