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Elmer Lloyd Smith Military Service: United States U.S. Army 5th Co. 2nd Training Battalion, 151st Depot Brigade Date of Death: September 29, 1918 Age at Death: 22 Place of Death: Camp Devens, Massachusetts, U.S. Cause of Death: Influenza Cemetery: Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., N.S. (Family Plot) Elmer Lloyd Smith was the son of John Smith, Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia.  Born in Little River Harbour,  he was the eldest of ten children.   He lived in  Melbourne, Yarmouth Co., 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 Massachusetts.  His body was sent home from Camp Devens accompanied by Sergeant Ralph Morrell, of the U.S. Army. Sources: Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (pp 312-313A)
   Elmer Lloyd Smith
Return to Casualty List Hq 5th Co 151 Depot Brigade September 30, 1918  My Dear Mrs. Smith  The sympathy of the entire Company accompanies that of myself and brother officers of this Co. to you and the family of our late comrade in arms.  His length of service was so short in the army, a matter of a few ays, that he did not have the opportunity to distinguish himself as I am certain he would have providing the good Power that governs all things had allowed that to be. Though I knew the men who came with the last draft but slightly, I never had to cause a reprimand to be given to your dear son. On Sunday I visited the Base Hospital and found that his condition was very low. The nurse and medical officer in attendance gave me no hope.  The end came an hour after I saw him. His condition did not permit him to recognize me at this time. With these thoughts of his danger I tried to locate a nearer relative, that is, nearer in locality, but was unable to determine such from the men in the Co. at the time.  The name and address of his employer in Caribou, Maine was phoned to Base Hospital. along with you I am extremely sorry that his life had to be given at all and especially on this side of the ocean before he had a chance to do credit on the field of battle. May thoughts of the past serve to brighten your future years,  Yours Sincerely, Harold T. Stilwell, Captain Infantry, U.S.A. Com. 5th Company