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Smith, D.

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Britisher well-known at Omemee killed in action

Omemee, Oct. 12—A September 22 edition of the Sussex-Express and County-Herald reaching Gilbert Franks, of R.R. 1, Omemee, from England, reveals the news of the death on active service in North-west Europe of Pte. Donald Richard Carey Smith, a former employee on Mr. Frank’s farm, who came to Canada from England shortly before war broke out in 1939.

How the young soldier was killed, or the exact date, is not disclosed in the brief item. Pte. Smith, the son of Alpheus Smith, O.B.E., of 19 De-Chamroad, St. Leonards-on-Sea, farmed in England for several years previous to his arrival in Canada. When war broke out, he left the farm and enlisted with the Toronto Scottish Regiment, sailing back to England with the Second Canadian Division. He was 34.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Types:
The original record was misfiled under the name Gilbert Franks.
Date of Original:
September 1944
Date Of Event:
8 Sep 1944
Personal Name(s):
Donald Richard Carey Smith ; Donald Smith ; Alpheus Smith ; Gilbert Franks
World War II Service Files
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.30012 Longitude: -78.54955
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Smith, D.