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Richard Clare Smith

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II Richard Clare Smith

July 12, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/103690

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

179 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 18, 1920
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

May 16, 1941
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Marshall Grant Smith, and Vera B. Smith, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 215 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GIBRALTAR MEMORIAL
Gibraltar

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The GIBRALTAR MEMORIAL commemorates, by name, 7 soldiers from the 1914-1918 War, and 84 airmen who died during the 1939-45 War, and were buried at sea. The Memorial stands in a triangular site west of the North Front Cemetery and close to the sea and consists of screen walls of local limestone carrying panels of Cornish granite on which the names are carved.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of Richard Clare Smith– In Memory of the members of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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