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Lionel Vernon Osman Smith

In memory of:

Flying Officer Lionel Vernon Osman Smith

October 3, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/9513

Age:

29

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

1 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 3, 1912
Waco, Texas

Enlistment:

April 14, 1941
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Lionel Hugh and Josephine Smith, of El Paso, Texas, U.S.A. Graduate of Notre Dame and Harvard Universities.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

2. C. Coll. grave 5-10.

Location:

The cemetery is a few miles from the centre of Karachi, to the north-east on National Stadium Road and can be reached by taxi. It is now surrounded by the naval colony and is adjacent to the new naval cemetery. The KARACHI WAR CEMETERY is easily identified by its imposing entrance which is part of a dual memorial, the other part being the entrance to Delhi War Cemetery, identical in design but built of a different stone. The main landmark in the area is the National Stadium. The easiest way to reach the cemetery from the city centre is to go to the National Stadium and follow the road leading to Dalmia in which the airport is situated. From the airport follow the reverse road from Dalmia to the National Stadium and the cemetery is situated to the left hand side of National Stadium Road. Owing to constant problems the direction signs have been removed. An attempt will be made at resiting them.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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