Centenary in January


26 January 1918 Alexander Millar Smith aged 27. Son of Robert and Margaret Noble Nelson Millar Smith. Alexander was born in St George’s Midlothian, Scotland. He worked in Malacca for Sime Darby & Co. His brother George Stuart Smith, a private in the Royal Scots, was killed in action on 28 June 1915 at Gallipoli. Alexander was a second lieutenant in the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. His name is on the memorial in Christ Church Malacca. He is buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
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Anniversaries in January


11 January 1916 Frank Morton Springfield aged 26. Son of George and Mary Philip Springfield née Seaborne. Frank worked as a planter for Singapore United Rubber Plantations. He was a private in the 16th Battalion Middlesex Regiment (London Regiment). He is buried at Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4214607

25 January 1915 William Robert Norman Leslie aged 25. Son of Lt Col William Clarence Colebrook Leslie and Mrs Annie Elizabeth Leslie née Greenville Grey. William worked in Singapore for the Asiatic Petroleum Company having left the army with the rank of lieutenant. As a reservist is one of the first to be called up and rejoined the Gloucester Regiment, 1st Battalion as a second lieutenant and was killed in action at Point Fixe. He is also commemorated at the King's School Canterbury. His grave is in Brown's Road Military Cemetery at Festubert, Pas de Calais, France.
https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2637598