Samuel Edward Smith

Lance Corporal Samuel Edward Smith died on 29th May 1940 as 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles fought in the rearguard of the British Expeditionary Force.

Lance Corporal

Samuel Edward Smith

7009692

Lance Corporal Samuel Edward Smith of Co. Armagh served in the British Expeditionary Force, seeing action in France and Belgium during 1940.

Lance Corporal Samuel Edward Smith (7009692) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He was the son of Robert Smith from Co. Armagh.

He died on 29th May 1940 aged 34 years old. The British Expeditionary Force was in retreat towards Dunkirk. As the Wehrmacht attacked, 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles held the rearguard.

Samuel Edward Smith’s grave is in Section 1, Row AA, Grave 4 of Bleuet Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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