In Memory of
Francis (Frank) SMITH
Son of George and Jane Smith of Seggieden,
Kennethmont, They had five sons. Her parents farmed at Seggieden.
Francis Smith was born at Seggieden on 2nd May 1896 and baptised there on 14th June 1897. Be started at Kennethmont School on 18/4/1901
War & Victory Medals
Army Casualty Returns: Died of Wounds at 30 CCS, France (30 CCS at Aubigny in 1916)
Frank Smith, Pte 6 GH, Seggieden. Enlisted
at Huntly, died of wounds, served France & Flanders
Frank Smith did not proceed to France in November 1914 with the BEF.
6 GH War Diary, July 1916
1/4/1908 The original Volunteer Battalions
was reorganised and the 4th became the 6th Batt ( Territorial
Force) comprising 8 companies centred in the following areas;
4/8/1914 at Keith: Gordon Brigade, Highland
|Cemetery:||AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France|
|I. D. 30.|
|Location:||Aubigny-en-Artois is a village approximately
15 kilometres north-west of Arras on the road to St. Pol (N39).
From the N39 turn onto the D75 towards the village of Aubigny-en-Artois.
The Cemetery lies south on a road leading from the centre of the
village, and the Extension is behind it.
|Historical Information:||Aubigny was, before March, 1916, in the area of the French Tenth Army, and 327 French soldiers were buried in the Extension to the West of what is now Plot IV. From March, 1916, to the Armistice, Aubigny was held by British troops, and the Extension became a large British Cemetery, in use until September, 1918. The 42nd Casualty Clearing Station buried in it during the whole period, the 30th in 1916 and 1917, the 24th and 1st Canadian in 1917 (during the capture of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Corps), and the 57th in 1918. There are now nearly 3,000, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45, war casualties commemorated in this site. The Cemetery Extension covers an area of 6,545 square metres.|