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William Smith

In memory of:

Private William Smith

August 1, 1944
In the field, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.), R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


May 11, 1920
Campbell's Bay, Quebec


June 15, 1940
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Thomas James Smith and Alexina Smith, of Campbell's Bay, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 447 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

IV. B. 1.


The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town, on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware. Bayeux is an ancient and historic town of Normandy. Its cathedral was the seat of Bishop Odon, half-brother of William the Conqueror, who took part in the invasion of England; and in it is the tomb of an English soldier of the Hundred Years' War. Bayeux was the first French town of importance to be liberated from the Germans in June 1944. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial to 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Bayeux War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of William Smith– To my Uncle Billy who died too young at the age of 22 years of age.  My mother Sadie, your older sister, hung this picture of you in our home and I remember looking at it as a little girl.  I wish I could have met you, but you passed the year before I was born.

On behalf of all the family, I have dedicated this photo and these few words in your memory.  "May God bless you and keep you in His care".

Courtesy of Linda (O'Rourke) Clute, Petaluma, California.
Daughter of Sadie (Smith) O'Rourke
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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