Private Frank Smith
Son-in-law of Mrs H M Walton of 96 Padiham Road.Married 1 child,emigrated to Canada 1910 and joined the army early 1916 then drafted to England and F&F August 1916 and was killed by a German bomb 22/3/18.
His friend the Chaplain wrote to his wife.
Former Bar-Man Tim Bobbin Inn
was married to my grandmothers sister Nancy Walton and they emigrated
to Canada in 1911/12
His mother -in-law Mrs HM Walton would
have been my Great Grandmother Hannah Walton (nee Stringer) and as such
mother of Frank's first wife my Great Aunt Nancy, I assume the wife and
child referred to would be his second wife and their child - as far as
I know he and Nancy had no children
of Colin M Crossley)