Captain, Royal Engineers.
Died of illness 23rd March 1919, age 28.
Former student of electrical engineering.
Lionel born on 25th May 1890 at Sheffield to Lionel C Smith, a sub-inspector of education, was the eldest of three sons. He was educated at Carlisle (1902-03), Reading and Manchester Grammar (1905-09) Schools. In 1910 as a Cheshire County Scholar he entered Manchester University, and studied for BSc Tech in Electrical Engineering which he received in 1914.
Lionel enlisted in August 1914, with his trade being noted as something to do with motors. In November 1914 he was gazetted into Royal Engineers (L Signal Company). He was wounded three time, Mentioned in Despatches and awarded a Military Cross. He was for a time the Officer Commanding Despatch Rider Letter Service. He died of endocarditis and influenza. He is not commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as he did not die as a result of enemy action or whilst in service.