CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Conn Smythe
Died: November 18, 1980

Regimental Number:
89128
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Field Artillery
Battalion:
40th Battery
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Albert E.S. Smythe, 85 Bleeker St., Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
February 1, 1895
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 16, 1915
Age at enlistment:
20
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
36 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
November 18, 1980
Age at Death:
86
Buried at:
Park lawn Cemetery Toronto
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Yes
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 9024 - 38
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Field Artillery 40th Battery
Private Canadian Field Artillery 25th Battery
Images
Lt. Conn Smythe , M.C., reported missing.

Owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey league during their most successful period. Served with the Canadian Officer's Training Corps. Re-enlisted after wounds, regimental number, 302344 Spent 14 months as a German POW after being shot down in a reconissance airplane.

Constantine Falkland Cary Smythe MC (1 Feb 1895- 18 Nov 1980) was a Canadian Businessman Soldier and Airman who loved Ice Hockey and Horse Racing. He is best known as the principal owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1927 to 1961 and as the builder of their original home Maple Leaf Gardens. Conn Smyth died at age 85 in 1980 at his home on Baby Point and was interned with his wife Irene Sands in the Park Lawn Cemetery in Toronto.

Awards and Decorations
Military Cross