Bryan Smith was the son of Thomas and Annie Smith and born at Welham in Leicestershire on 12 November 1889. He was married and lived with his wife Clara and child in Nuneaton where he was working as a butcher's assistant before enlisting on 25 August 1916. He went to France on 30 January 1917, and was killed in action at Cambrai on 30 November. He is buried in New British Cemetery, Gouzeaucourt. We do not know what his link to Barleythorpe is but he appears on the war memorial in Langham so must have spent some considerable time in the locality. See below for new information
Photograph below courtesy Langham Village History Group
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