Smythson Family History

Alfred Frank Smythson

Alfred Frank Smythson

Male 1889 - 1975  (86 years)

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  • Name Alfred Frank Smythson 
    Born 7 Feb 1889  Croydon, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1975  Croydon, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1806  Smythson Tree
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2016 

    Father Marcus Henry Smythson,   b. 20 Mar 1856, 1 Harpur St, Holborn, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun qtr 1920, Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Mary Louise Corss,   b. 1865, City Road, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1946, Croydon General Hospital, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1886  Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Wife is either Lucy Parker or Mary Louise Corss based on Freebmd
    Family ID F457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Vera Doris Everett,   b. 1906,   d. 14 Jan 2013, Caterham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 107 years) 
    Married 1930  Holborn, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Alfred Frank Smythson, Mary Louise Smythson (nee Corss) & Marcus William Corss Smythson
    Alfred Frank Smythson, Mary Louise Smythson (nee Corss) & Marcus William Corss Smythson

  • Notes 
    • Birth cert ref:
      Alfred Frank Smythson Mar qtr 1889 Croydon 2a 271

      1891 census: age 2 born London with parents & Corss grandparents at Southbrook, Croydon.
      1901 census: age 12 'Frank' born S. Norwood with mother & Corss grandparents in Croydon.
      1911 census: Alfred Frank age 22 engineers clerk - electrical engineering, born Croydon Surrey with mother & brother at Fairlight, 260 Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common.

      Electoral Rolls (Ancestry):
      1918 67 Tooting Beck Road with Mary Louise Smythson (mother) and Dora L Harrison (possibly a maternal relative)
      1918 Absent voters list: Alfred Frank Smythson of 67 Tooting Beck Road, 265283 Pte 2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regt.
      1921 260 Trinity Road (back to their pre war address) with Mary Louise Smythson -Mrs (mother), Mark Smythson (brother?) and Elizabeth Smythson (pos. sister in law Victoria Eliza)
      1922 Same address and people with the addition of Blanche Bloxsidge (mentioned in Frank's Will)
      1923 Same address with Mary Louise Smythson (mother) & Blanche Bloxsidge, no Mark & Elizabeth.
      1924/1925 Same address with Mary Louise Smythson but no Blanche.

      1936/1937/1938/1939 to 1965, 59 Riddlesdown Road, Sanderstead, Surrey, Alfred Frank Smythson & Vera Doris Smythson.

      WW1 Soldiers Service Records (Ancestry): not printed off.
      Information included;
      Enlisted 16 Nov 1916 at Wandsworth (as Pte 7181 to 13th Lincolnshire regt), immediately assigned to Pte 265283 4th Res Bn Lincolnshire Regt.
      Engineers clerk, 27yr 6m, single, fair complexion, 5' 71/2", 127lbs, address 260 Trihity Road, Wandsworth Common.
      Next of kin given as Mother: Mary Louise Smythson 260 Trinity Rd, Wandsworth.
      Postings:
      Home 16.11.16- 31.3.18 with 4th Res Bn Lincs.
      Overseas 1.4.18-18.1.19 joined 2nd Bn Lincs in field 17.4.18 (France & Flanders)
      Home 19.1.19 discharged.
      Made a claim for a pension for injury/ disability sustained in the field with 2nd Bn, AF(or 7) Battery, A Company.

      Medal Rolls Card:
      Adds nothing, confirming Victory & British War Medals
      Actual VM & BWM Roll:
      Adds nothing but confirms 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regt.

      Marriage cert ref:
      Alfred F Smythson to Vera D Everett Sep qtr 1930 Holborn 16 1416

      Only one Smythson birth with mother's maiden name Everett,
      John G Smythson Dec qtr 1931 St Albans 3a 1325

      Death cert ref:
      Alfred Frank Smythson (86) born 7 Feb 1889, Dec qtr 1975 Croydon 11 1864

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] FreeBMD, Mar 1889 Croydon 2a 271 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3] 1891 census, (5 Apr 1891), age 2 - known as Frank (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S36] London Gazette.

    4. [S20] FreeBMD, Mar 1886 Croydon 2a 294 (Reliability: 3).