Smith, Peter


The youngest son of Barthold Smith of The Boltons, London, he came to Bramston’s from Summerfields, Oxford. He was at Trinity College, Cambridge when war broke out and in September 1914 enlisted in the Royal Engineers, proceeding to France the following January as a despatch rider.

He was mentioned in despatches in June 1915 and a few months later received a commission in the Royal Engineers. He afterwards transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was killed while flying near Avesnes-Le-Comte during the Arras Offensive on 28th April 1917.

He was a skilled artist and during his time in the school won prizes for drawing.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Smith
  • Forenames or initials: Peter
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1908-1912
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
  • Date of Birth: 25th February 1894
  • Date of Death: 28th April 1917
  • How Died: Killed on active service
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer E6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION: Grave IV.C.35