Philip Cornelius Smith1

#214, (25 March 1876-6 June 1949)
Philip & Catherine Smith with grandchildren on their 50th wedding anniversary.
Father*Philip Smith b. 23 May 1854, d. 12 Nov 1924
Mother*Ann Todd b. 10 Dec 1855, d. 14 Feb 1887
ChartsThe Smiths of the Deepings
The Bettles of the Deepings
Birth*25 MAR 1876 Philip Cornelius Smith was born on 25 MAR 1876 at Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England.2,3 
Marriage*SEP 1895 He married Catherine Elizabeth Allen in SEP 1895 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England.4 
Death*6 JUN 1949 Philip Cornelius Smith died on 6 JUN 1949 at High Street, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England, aged 73.5,6 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1881 He lived with Philip Smith and Ann Todd at Deeping Gate, Northamptonshire, England, together with Herbert Smith, Elizabeth Ann Smith, Walter Smith and Ruth Smith.7 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1891 Philip Cornelius Smith lived with William Todd and Maria Ball at 9 Goodhead Terrace, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, together with William Bertram Todd, Alice Minnie Todd, Edith Annie Todd, Frederick Albert Todd, Stephen Isaac Bettles Todd and Herbert Smith.8 
(Witness) PHOto Philip Cornelius Smith witnessed the photo of Philip Smith at Market Deeping, Lincolnshire.9
Employment*30 MAR 1901 Philip Cornelius Smith was employed as Coachman/Groom.10 
Residence*30 MAR 1901 He and Catherine Elizabeth Allen lived at 18 East Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, together with Edith Kate Smith, Elsie May Smith and Prudence Mary Smith.10 
Employment2 APR 1911 Philip Cornelius Smith was employed as General Carter.11 
Residence2 APR 1911 He and Catherine Elizabeth Allen lived at Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, together with Elsie May Smith, Stephen Lines Smith, Walter Philip Smith, Herbert Oliver Smith, Phyllis Irene Smith and Edith Kate Smith.11 
Milit-Beg*8 DEC 1915 Philip Cornelius Smith began military service on 8 DEC 1915 at Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, Reg No. 64657, 6th Batt. Yorkshire Regiment.12 
EmploymentFEB 1917 He was employed as a Platelayer (Group 31) in France.13 
NoteDEC 1917 He had 66 days in hopital for repairs to scars & muscles in DEC 1917 at Military Hospital, City of London, London, England.14 
Note* He served in France and was also posted to Murmansk, Russia in 1919. Was part of the 'Syren" North East Russia Campaign.14 
Milit-End*8 AUG 1919 He ended military service on 8 AUG 1919 at Ripon, Yorkshire, England.15 


Catherine Elizabeth Allen b. Oct 1872, d. 10 Mar 1949
Marriage*SEP 1895 He married Catherine Elizabeth Allen in SEP 1895 at Leicester, Leicestershire.4 
Last Edited24 Aug 2015


  1. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Bourne, Lincs., Apr-Jun 1876, vol 7a 368.
  2. [S17] BMD indices, Bourn, Lincs, Apr-Jun 1876, vol 7a 368.
  3. [S71] UK WW1 records, declared date of birth.
  4. [S17] BMD indices, Leicester, Leics, Jul-Sep 1895, vol 7a 482.
  5. [S78] England & Wales Death Index 1916-2005, death, age 73, Bourne, Lincs. 3b 63 .
  6. [S82] Probate, England & Wales, probate to son, Herbert Oliver Smith, hardware branch mamager.
  7. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census.
  8. [S46] Extracted from the 1891 census.
  9. [S37] Family photo, The Smiths.
  10. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census.
  11. [S68] The 1911 census.
  12. [S77] Army records, Enlistment record. Yorkshire Regiment.
  13. [S71] UK WW1 records, on casualty form, 3rd Batt. Lincolnshire Regiment.
  14. [S71] UK WW1 records.
  15. [S77] Army records, RN 64657; on his service records.
  16. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, aged 5.
  17. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, aged 3.
  18. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, aged 2.
  19. [S68] The 1911 census, age 9.
  20. [S68] The 1911 census, age 6.
  21. [S17] BMD indices, Bourne, Lincs, Oct-Dec 1907, vol 7a 341.
  22. [S68] The 1911 census, age 1.
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