William Edward Smith2304047PrivateNo 2 NB Forestry CompanyOctober 26, 1889Baccaro, Shelburne Co., NSJune 4, 1917Sussex, New BrunswickPort Maitland, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia275 Feet, 4 InchesFreshGreyDark BrownMarriedFishermanMethodistMarguerite Smith (Wife) Port Maitland, NSJuly 8, 1919 (Halifax, on demobilization)August 16, 1963Beaver River Cemetery, Port Maitland, NSWilliam Edward Smith was the son of Arthur Wellsley Smith (1862-1926) and Susan Alice (Nickerson) Smith (1868-1927) of Port Maitland. His attestation paper lists the place of birth as Port Maitland, NS. In 1950 a delayed registration, Province of Nova Scotia, list the place of birth as Baccaro, Shelburne Co., NS. A son, William Howard Smith, served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII. A brother, Private Thomas Wellsley Smith, was killed in action on October 15, 1917 and is buried in La Targette British Cemetery, France. On December 25, 1912, William married Marguerite May Hughes (1886-1961) at Port Maitland.Having enlisted with the 2 NB Forestry Company on June 4, 1917, he trained in Canada until September of that year when he embarked Halifax on the SS Metantic and arrived in England on September 15, 1917. He served in England with the Canadian Forestry Corps until October, 1918 when he reassigned to the 15th Reserve Battalion. On November 18, 1918 he was assigned to the Canadian Machine Gun Depot at Witley Camp in England. where he served until June 23, 1919. He returned to Canada embarking Liverpool, England, on the SS Belgic on June 23, 1919, disembarking at Halifax on July 1, 1919.
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