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Victor Gordon Smith

In memory of:

Private Victor Gordon Smith

December 27, 1944
Shinagama Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Military Service

Service Number:







Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.


1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


May 24, 1923
Winnipeg, Manitoba


May 2, 1941
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Métis of the Cree Nation.

Son of Thomas Frederick Smith and Florence Amelia Massey.

Brother of Private Frederick Cycil Smith, Regimental Number H-21006, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, killed in action in Belgium on October 23rd, 1944.

Enlisted in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Winnipeg Rifles - NPAM - Regimental Number H-321907, from April 28th, 1941 until his transfer to the regular forces of that battalion on May 2nd, 1941, Regimental Number H-41690, and transferred on October 22nd, 1941 to the 1st Battalion, Winnipeg Grenadiers to fight in Hong Kong with C Force and as a prisoner of war in Japan. He had 1,336 days of service, including 1,157 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Manitoba government named Victor Smith Lake located east of Patch Lake in his honor in 1995. In 1998, a monument was erected at Meleb Park-Cumming in Meleb, Manitoba, on which his name was engraved.

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

Grave Reference:

Canadian Sec. B. B. 3.


YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Victor Smith– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Victor Gordon Smith– VICTOR GORDON SMITH BORN MAY 24-1923 DIED DEC.27-1944

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