CFHS code : HT74

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : Royal Corps of Signals 2588429 Signalman H P SMITH Royal Signals 11th September 1939

Monument : Headstone (war grave)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Harry Percival Smith (d 1939)

Harry was the son of Harry Mant and Henrietta Smith. He was born in Cambridge and grew up at 15 Perowne Street, where he was the youngest of four and the only son.  His father was an electrician, but died when Harry was only 2 years old.

In 1935 when he was 24 years old he was living at 62 Sturton Street.  In late 1936 he married Myrtle Gladys Welch and they lived at 58 Brampton Road.  He died soon after the war started in 1939.

His widow Myrtle re-married and continued to live in Cambridge.  She died in 1985 aged 77 years old.


by Claire Martinsen

Harry Percival Smith