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Lieutenant Conn Smythe

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Smythe, Conn
Date of birth: 1895-02-01
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Albert E.S. Smythe, 85 Bleeker St., Toronto, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Student
Occupation (normalized): Other Professional, Technical and Related Workers Not Elsewhere Classified
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1980-11-18

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 302344
Final Rank: Lieutenant (40th Battery)
Rank detail
  1. Private, 25th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery (Army).
  2. Lieutenant, 40th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery (Army).
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Commemoration location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conn_Smythe
Awards

Military Cross
Description: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized some men and led them forward with great dash, thereby dispersing an enemy party at a critical time. He himself accounted for three of the enemy with his revolver. He had previously done fine work.
Date of citation: 1917-04-17
Source: London Gazette via Riddle & Mitchell

Images

Lt. Conn Smythe , M.C., reported missing.
Lt. Conn Smythe , M.C., reported missing.

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 240556
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4
Service file: B9024-S038
Uploader's Notes: 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.
Uploader's Research notes: 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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2005-02-10
Last modified: 2020-07-20