Friday 18 May 2012

Private Patrick Cross Smith

Born on 18 October 1879 in Canada - next of kin listed as Mrs. Mary Smith, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plumber; married; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown eyes.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 17 February 1915 (number 410228) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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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