Monday 21 May 2012

Private Thomas Andrew Smith

Born on 3 August 1893 in Campbells Bay, Quebec - son of Mrs. S.W. Smith, Campbells Bay, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Campbells Bay, Quebec; single; Presbyterian; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 14 January 1918 (number 3320398) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - invalided sick to England on 31 March 1919.

(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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