Name:Elmer Lloyd SmithMilitary Service:United States Army 5th Co. 2nd Training Battalion, 151st Depot BrigadeDate of Birth:October 12, 1896Place of Birth:Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NSUS Draft Registration:June 5, 1918Place of Registration:Local Board, Division No. 2, Aroostock Co.,Fort Fairfield, MaineEyes: BlueHair: BrownAddress at Registration: Caribou, Maine, USEmployer at Registration:Garfield Grant (Caribou, Maine, US)Date of Enlistment:September 2, 1918Date of Death:September 29, 1918Age at Death:22Place of Death:Camp Devens, Massachusetts, U.S.Cause of Death:InfluenzaCemetery:Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., NS.Grave Reference:(Family Plot)Elmer Lloyd Smith was the son of John (Jonathan) Smith (1870-1957) and Phoebe Eudora or Dora (Beals) Smith (1876-1957) of Little River Harbour and Plymouth, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. Born in Little River Harbour, Elmer was the eldest of ten children. He lived in Melbourne, Yarmouth County, until 21 years of age, when he moved to Maine. Several weeks before his death he was in Yarmouth when he received his call-up notice ordering him to report for military service with the Canadian or the United States Army. He returned to the United States. He was in training at Fort Devens, Massachusetts when he contracted influenza. During the fall of 1918, almost half of the approximately 35,000 soldiers at Camp Devens were stricken with influenza, resulting in more than 800 deaths. Private Smith died on September 29, 1918. His body was returned home from Camp Devens accompanied by Sergeant Ralph Morrell, of the U.S. Army. He was buried in the family plot in the Arcadia Cemetery.