Thursday 3 May 2012

Lieutenant Bartholomew Smith

Born on 24 September 1885 in Leytonstone, London, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. S. Smith, Leytonstone, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as butcher; single; currently a member of the active militia; previously served with the 17th Lancers (eight years); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 12th Battalion, CEF, on 22 September 1914 (number 22692) - commissioned and promoted to lieutenant on 21 August 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 September 1916 - accidentally wounded on 2 November 1916 - invalided to England on 9 November 1916 - served as an instructor with the Canadian Army Gymnastic Staff from 4 February 1918 to 11 April 1919 - worked as a sergeant with the Cobourg Military Hospital from 11 August 1919 to 24 June 1920.

(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)

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