Guardsman Joseph Alan SMITH

1939 Register: Sun Lane, Crich
Wilfred SMITH; b. 01 June 1895; Wire Drawer Bench Hand; married
Edith SMITH; b. 05 April 1891; Unpaid domestic duties
Nellie SMITH; b. 04 Dec 1916; Hoiery Worker Winding; single
Edna M. SMITH (HARRISON); b. 07 Ovtober 1918; Hosiery Worker Twister
Two redacted entries, one of which will be Joseph Alan SMITH
[ RG101/5941A/017/43 Letter Code: RCHN]

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour
Name: Joseph Alan SMITH
Born: 1922 Age 23
Death: 29 March 1945
Number: 14591409
Rank: Guardsman
Unit: 4th Battalion
Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Grave: 43.B.4
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Country: Germany

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

Joseph A SMITH married Jean H SMITH in Q3 of 1942

Ripley & Heanor News & Ilkeston Division Free Press 11 May 1945
BULL BRIDGE GUARDSMAN KILLED
The sad news has been received by Mrs. J.A. Smith, of Bull Bridge, that her husband, Guardsman Joseph Alan Smith, aged 23 years was missing and on April 30th that he was killed on March 29th, in Western Europe.
A letter was received from the padre and the War Office to this effect.
Guardsman Smith leaves leaves a wife and baby son, aged 16 months.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Smith, Sun Lane, Crich, he was employed at Richard Johnson's Ambergate, before joining up.