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VC1299    Ernest Alvia 'Smoky' Smith

Name   Ernest Alvia 'Smoky' Smith    No.      

VC Issue No.   1299   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Infantry Corps, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Later    

Now   Punjab Regiment  Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Place Of Death   At his home in Vancouver

Buried/Location Ashes    Ashes committed to the sea from HMCS Ottawa on 14 August 2005, Canada

Cremated   Vancouver

Date Buried/Cremated   13 August 2005

Headstone    Ashes    Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    20 December 1944

VC Presented   18 December 1944 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Named on plaque at Royal Canadian Legion Post, Trail, British Columbia, Canada

P  Ernest Smith Park, Kanata, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Victoria Cross Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

P  Memorial Plaque outside Cesena City Hall, Piazza Del Popolo, Cesena, Italy


By The Way…




VC Held By

Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Museum, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

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BORN    3 May 1914

DIED   3 August 2005   AGE    91

VC Won  21-22 October 1944  AGE   30

Place VC Won   Savio River, Italy

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War