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Harry Webster Smith   Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 25th Battalion Regimental Number: 67183 Date of Birth: October 1, 1887 Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia   Date of Enlistment: November 12, 1914 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Halifax, N.S. Age at Enlistment: 27 Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches Prior Military Experience: Canadian Field Artillery (Militia Training in Yarmouth); 3 years with 1st Artillery, Halifax, N.S. Trade: Stevedore Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: (Mother) Mrs Nellie Smith, 69 Russel St., Halifax, Nova Scotia   Harry Webster Smith was the son of Henry J. and Nellie B. Smith, of 409, Brunswick St., Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was one of the earliest members of the 25th Battalion.  He was wounded in June 1916 and again in July 1918.  He was killed in action September 21, 1918. Date of Death: September 21, 1916 Age at Death: 29 Cemetery: St. James Cemetery, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom Plot: N. H. 4. During the First World War, Dover was a port of embarkation for troops bound for the Western Front and between August 1914 and August 1919 some 1,300,000 Commonwealth sick and wounded were landed there. The port was bombed in 1915 and again in August 1916. There are 373 identified burials of the 1914-1918 war here. In addition there are 19 unidentified burials. Commemorated on Page 164 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 14 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 25th Battalion Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 312)
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