Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
CWGC: Able Seaman SMITH, FREDERICK WILLIAM Service Number D/JX 362229 Died 27/07/1943 Aged 21 H.M.S. Hamilcar. Royal Navy Son of Fred and Frances Lillian Smith, of Blymhill, Staffordshire. SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY III. A. 5.
AB Frederick Smith died during Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily which took place 9 July - 17 August 1943. HMS Hamilcar was a Combined Operations shore base housed in a requisitioned convent at Djedjelli [Djijelli/Jijel?], Algeria.
This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.