Wednesday 9 May 2012

Acting-Corporal Guy Smith

Born on 7 August 1893 in Cornwall, Ontario - nephew of John Smith, Esq., Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tailor; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 3 July 1915 (number 410940) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (announced 19 February 1917): "For bravery in the field."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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