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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


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


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

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Barrie Military Heritage Park, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Roll of Honour, Union Jack Club, Waterloo, Southwark, London

By The Way…

VC Held By

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



VC 1298 VC 1300
VC 1298
VC 1300

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