Wednesday 16 May 2012

Private Manfred Smith

Born on 8 October 1887 in Ottawa, Ontario – son of Mrs. Katherine Smith, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as blacksmith; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 April 1916 (number 246147) – taken on the strength of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry on 11 or 12 April 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 June 1918 – wounded on 12 August 1918 – invalided to England on 15 August 1918.

(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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