James Sidney Smith

Private James Smith born Woolton in 1911 James age 18 employed as Gardener Domestic, and living with Father also called James Mother Ellen and brother Christopher aged 5.

According the Garston and Woolton News 26th November 1916 reported a Garston Soldier missing , James Sidney Smith of C Company 8th Black Watch missing since ( 25th ? September 1915) . Formerly belonging to Woolton where his Parents ,Grandparents, and Great Grandparents are well known. Private James Smith was educated at St Peters Church Schools Woolton.

James learnt gardening under the late Mr Todd in Woolton Wood Mr Holbrook Gaskell residence. Latterly was engaged with Mrs Sandbach Parker at Beechwood House Aigburth. James was a staunch supporter and worked for North End Football Club

Private James Smith enlisted last year (1914) in the York Cavalry 2nd Dragoon Guards and then transferred to The 8th Black Watch..

According to Commonwealth War Graves Commission Private James Smith serial number S/10370 serving 8th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) died 25th September 1915 aged 23. Son of James Smith of 9th Dock Rd Garston and the Late Mrs Mary Gracie Smith.

Private James Smith is Remembered with Honour Loos Memorial.