One of our own lost in Flanders

Private T Arthur Smith was reported missing during WW1
Private T Arthur Smith was reported missing during WW1

The Great War hit close to home for workers at the Northants Evening Telegraph in January 1918 when one of our own, Private T Arthur Smith, went missing.

Private Smith’s parents, Mr and Mrs Arthur Smith of Wellington Street, Kettering, were told that month that their son had been missing since the previous November while he was fighting with the Suffolk Regiment.

His parents and fiancée Miss M Crick received letters from him written on that date when he had just come out of battle and was expecting to go back for a rest, but nothing further had been heard of him.

Private Smith joined up in January 1917 and went to France in March that year.

At the time he joined up he was employed at the Evening Telegraph office in Wellingboroug,h having previously worked in the Kettering office.

Apart from the original piece posted in the Evening Telegraph in January 1918, we can find no more information about Private T Smith.

If you know what happened to him, then please get in touch on 01536 506158 or email