A Smith

Herbert Arthur Smith was born on 16th June 1912 at Daresbury, the son of Herbert Smith, who was born at Stretton, and his wife Jessie (nee Dutton), who was born at Daresbury.  

The 1921 Census recorded that the Smith family were living at that time at 24, Brackley Street in Stockton Heath, and the father was employed as a blacksmith for R. Spann and Co., a wheelwright and motor body building company at Friars Green in Warrington.  Their mother looked after the home.

There were three sons, Herbert Arthur, and twins Horace and Edward, who had been born in 1915.  All the boys were at school.

Sadly, their mother Jessie died in 1924, aged 38 years.

During the 1930s the family moved to South View in Hatton, and the next year to “Lynton” on Hatton Lane, where new houses had been built.  By 1938 all four men in the family had appeared on the Electoral Roll.

The 1939 Register recorded Herbert Arthur living with his father (a gardener and greengrocer) and his two brothers at “Lynton”.  Herbert Arthur and Edward were employed as fruit and grocery salesmen and Horace was a newsagent and motor driver.

In 1940 Herbert Arthur married Margaret Helen Morris who was born in Stockton Heath.

Herbert Arthur Smith died in 1975.  He was 63 years old.

A Smith appeared in the list of service men and women of Hatton in an article in the Parish Magazine for Daresbury in August 1946.  

It is not known in which branch of H.M. Forces he served.

If anyone has any knowledge of his WW2 service, please contact Daresbury District Heritage Group.