CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Alexander George Edwin Smith

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
20th Battalion
Company:
D Company
Place of Birth:
Six Nations Reserve, Brant County, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Mabel Pheob Smith, 69 Corners P.O., Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Contractor
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
November 13, 1914
Age at enlistment:
34
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Native American
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 9005 - 38
Research Notes

Source: 20th Battalion Gazette, December 1915 - D Company

Source: The History of the Twentieth Canadian Battalion, 1935, by Major D.J. Corrigall

France, 15 September 1915 - 15 November 1915;  1 July 1916 - 21 September 1916.

Leave to Canada, 2 April 1917.

Retained, 2 June 1917.

S.O.S., 22 July 1918.

Wounded, 16 September 1916.

 

Canada's History magazine April-May 2012 issue. 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 20th Battalion D Company
Captain Canadian Infantry Reserve Depot
Captain Smith was the father of the film/television actor Harold Jay Smith, aka "Jay Silverheels" aka "Tonto"-the Lone Ranger's sidekick.
Awards and Decorations
Military Cross
Ordre de l'Etoile Noire (Poland)