Henry Thomas (Harry) Smith

Henry Thomas (Harry) Smith

Sgt. " Henry Thomas (Harry) Smith, 30, was severely wounded at Caen, France, on August 14, 1944, serving with the 69th Battery, 4th Field Regiment, R.C.A., and he died two days later. In that drive to secure the Falaise Gap, many Canadians lost their lives, the battle was so bitter and the area so well defended. Sgt. Smith now lies in the cemetery at St. Germaine, with so many other Canadians who made the supreme sacrifice. The son of Mr. Harry Smith, who was a veteran of the First Great War, a member of the "Mad Fourth" Battalion, Sgt. Smith was born here soon after his father had left for overseas service in 1914. Educated at the Bellview and King Edward Schools and the Collegiate Institute, his school-age interest was centered in the Boy Scouts at Trinity Anglican Church. He became a patrol leader and was a member of the first aid team when Trinity won the Provincial championship in 1929. After schooldays, he was in charge of the Colborne Street store of Hooper's Sandwich Shoppe. He enlisted with the 69th Battery here as soon as it mobilized in the summer of 1940 and after training at Debert, Petawawa and Kingston, was moved overseas in September, 1941. He went into action on the continent on D-Day. His mother predeceased him some years ago.

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