Thursday 17 May 2012

Private Thomas Smith

Born on 21 February 1899 in Marmora, Ontario - son of Mrs. Annie Yatton, Marmora, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Marmora, Ontario; trade as miner; single; no current military service; previously served with the 155th Battalion, CEF (nine months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 235th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 16 November 1916 (number 1027490) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.D.8), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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