Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Frank Smith was born at Stoulton, Worcestershire in 1887. He was the son of Edward Smith, a farm labourer, and his wife Emma. By 1891 the family had moved to Acocks Green.
Frank emigrated to Australia where, in July 1915, he enlisted in the Australian Army. He spent some time in Eqypt before being transferred to France in June 1916. He was wounded in action on the Somme on 7th August - probably during the unsuccesful German counter-attack at Pozières. He went missing (subsequently reported as killed in action) on the 13th August during the Battle of Mouquet Farm. Frank is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.
Corporal Frank Smith, 3496, 14th Battalion AIF, was awarded the Victory and British War Medal and the 1915 Star.
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