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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William James Smart

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant William James Smart

July 14, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/92605

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

158 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of William Duncan Smart and Marion Maude Smart.

Commemorated on Page 115 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

19. C. 7.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of WILLIAM JAMES SMART– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Temporary grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant William James Smart is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant William James Smart is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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