Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Nathan Lloyd Smith

In memory of
Private
Nathan Lloyd Smith
April 17, 2002
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service:

Age:
26
Force:
Army
Unit:
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Division:
3rd Battalion
Citation(s):
Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Additional Information:

Born:
June 28, 1975 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Enlistment:
September 24, 1998

Son of Lloyd and Charlotte Lynn Smith (2003 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother) of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Private Smith grew up in the Musquodoboit area of the province and attended many schools in the area, including Gatez Brook Junior High School and Eastern Shore District High School.

He attended Seneca College in Newmarket, Ontario and graduated with high honours from the commercial diving course in 1997. He received the Norm Halliday Award as the most outstanding student in underwater skills, selected by his peers. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in September 1998. Assigned to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), he was posted to the Regiment’s third battalion and went with it to Afghanistan, where he was later killed during a live fire exercise in the theatre of operations.

Private Smith received the Royal Canadian Legion Comradeship Award at the end of his basic training. He also graduated as the top student in his class at the Battle School in Wainwright, Alberta, prior to his posting to his unit. In December 1998, he became engaged to Jodi Carter.

Commemorated on Page 213 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
CREMATION , *N/A*
Grave Reference:
N/A

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Nathan Lloyd Smith – By way of explanation, I am the artist who designed and created the KAF Memorial Plaques. As there does not seem to be a proper photo of Pte Nathan Smith as a jumper and proud member of the PPCLI, I took it upon myself to 'photoshop' an image so there is an available image of Pte Smith - dressed appropriately - as he would have liked.
  • Memorial Plaque – By way of explanation, I am the artist who designed and created the KAF Memorial Plaques. As there does not seem to be a proper photo of Pte Nathan Smith as a jumper and proud member of the PPCLI, I took it upon myself to 'photoshop' an image so there is an available image of Pte Smith - dressed appropriately - as he would have liked.
  • Personal sketch of a fallen comrade
  • Photo of Nathan Smith
  • Nathan Smith - Photo 2
  • Photo collage – Photo collage by Mr. Ken Wilson.
  • OP Apollo plaque – Op Apollo plaque commemorating Sgt. Marc D. Léger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard Green and Pte. Nathan L. Smith
  • Memorial Service – On 11 November 2004 at Kabul, Afghanistan, a wreath in honour of Canadian Soldiers killed in Afghanistan is laid on the Camp Julien Memorial by Corporal April Pettipas (Left) and Cpl Karin Simmons during the Remembrance Day parade at Camp Julien in Kabul, Afghanistan. Cpl Pettipas is the cousin of Private Nathan L. Smith who was killed by friendly fire on 17 April 2002 in 
Afghanistan.  Photo by MCpl Paul MacGregor, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
  • Memorial – Chief Warrant Officer Steve Bartlett, Task Force Afghanistan's Regimental 
Sergeant Major takes time to reflect on the fallen. A consecration ceremony was held of the Memorial dedicated to those Canadians who gave their lives in the service of peace while serving in Afghanistan. This Memorial was 
originally consecrated in November 2003 at Camp Julien, Kabul. The closure of Camp Julien in November 2005 necessitated the move of the Memorial to its present location at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.  Photo taken on February 21, 2006 by: Master Corporal Ken Fenner, Task Force Afghanistan Photographer
  • Tatamagouche War Memorial – This memorial is located in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

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