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Smith, Lyulph Stansfeld (1896-1915)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Lyulph Stansfeld Smith (1896-1915), born 25 September 1896, son of Percy Stansfeld Smith (stockbroker, born in Paris) and Lilian Beatrice Smith, of 86, Hazlewell Road, Putney, London, formerly of St Mawes, West Hill, Putney, London.


Attended Dorset House preparatory school, Littlehampton.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) January 1910-April 1914.


A junior clerk from Putney with The Imperial Bank of Persia, London.


He was attested with the Honourable Artillery Company in August 1914 and arrived in France the following month with the 1st Battalion. He joined the Wiltshire's as a temporary 2nd Lieutenant on 19 January 1915. On the afternoon of 12 June 1915, aged 18, he was accidentally killed whilst holding a training session on the use of hand grenades, when he primed what he believed was a dummy but was, in fact, a live grenade.


Commemorated at:

Divisional Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, F6


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbeylands roll of honour.

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