Lieutenant Frank Smail

Lieutenant Frank Weddell Smail, ” D ” Coy., 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in hospital in London on 1st December 1915, aged 23, of wounds suffered in action in Belgium on 22nd June 1915. He was the son of Henry Richardson Smail of Berwick and is buried in Berwick-upon-Tweed Cemetery. He had previously served with the Lothian and Border Horse and before the War he had farmed near Kelso.  His father was proprietor of the ” Berwickshire Advertiser “. At the time of his wounding the Battalion were holding frontline trenches near Wulverghem in Flanders and suffered a few casualties from shellfire.

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