Wednesday 2 May 2012

Private Albert Smith

Born on 21 February 1885 in Bradford, England - husband of Mrs. N. Smith, Westboro, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as grocery clerk; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36.25 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 May 1916 (number 246317) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - invalided sick to England on 16 December 1917.

(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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