Philip Smith

Born: Newcastle under Lyme, 1886

Died: France, 29 September 1918

Burnley career:

7 appearances

0 goals

Position: Centre forward

Phil Smith signed for Burnley in September 1910 after just one appearance for Chelsea, and played seven matches at centre forward for the Turfites during season 1911-11, without scoring. He left Turf Moor in 1911 and joined Crewe Alexandra, who were then playing in the Central League.

He was the older brother of Bolton Wanderers and England centre forward Joe Smith, who captained Wanderers to victory in the first Wembley FA Cup final in 1923.

Phil Smith served as a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery during the Great War and was killed in action whilst fighting in the Western Front in 1918.

Gunner Philip Smith

Royal Field Artillery

Killed in action France, 29 September 1918

Buried in the Windmill British Cemetery at Monchy-le-Preux near Arras, France.

His war is over, his sun is set, 
But those who loved him, will never forget. 
RIP

Acknowledgements and thanks for additional research are due to the following: 
 
Ray Simpson,
Peter Briggs, 
Mike Smith, 
Website www.burnleyinthegreatwar.info.