Arthur Kyrke Kyrke-Smith was born at Waterloo on the 19th April 1878, the son of the Henry Kyrke Kyrke-Smith and Anna Crosthwaite (nee Brown).
 
His father, an East India (Rice and Spice) Merchant, and his mother died at Kirkstone, Harbord Road, Waterloo in 1904 and 1910.
 
In 1907 Arthur married Catherine Spittall at St.Andrew's C.of E. Church, Southport. They had at least two children; Violet Mabel was born in 1908 and Charles Arthur Murray was born in 1911.
 
At the time of his death his home address was Foxholme, Upper Hale, Farnham, Surrey. After the war his widow and children lived at Fishers' Way, Walberswick, Suffolk.
 
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour (vol four, page 191) contains the following biography.
 
KYRKE-SMITH, ARTHUR KYRKE, Capt., The King's (Liverpool Regt.), eldest s. of the late Henry Kyrke-Smith, of Liverpool; b. 19 April, 1918; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Liverpool Regt. from the Volunteers, having been attached to the Regulars for 102 days, 5 May, 1900; promoted Lieut. 1 Jan. 1901, and Captain 4 July, 1910; was Adjutant of the Territorial Force from 29 June, 1910, to 31 Oct. 1913; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and died in France from wounds received in action 20 Sept. 1914; m.
 
 
 
A report on his death appeared in the Evening Express on the 28th September 1914. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
AUGHTON OFFICER’S DEATH
   Captain Arthur Kyrke-Smith, of the 1st King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, who has died from wounds received at the front, resided at Aughton, and prior to the war was Adjutant of the 9th King’s (Territorials). He was a most popular officer, and was married to a daughter of Mr. C.B. Spittall, of Aughton. On Thursday his relatives received a message that he was wounded on September 20th, and on Saturday they received a telegram announcing his death. A touching message of sympathy has been forwarded to Mrs. Kyrke-Smith from the King and Queen.

Evening Express 28th September 1914