Sergeant Donald Smith originally joined the 94th Battalion. Upon arrival in France he was assigned to the 17th Reserve Battalion and then was picked up in a reinforcement draft to the 43rd Battalion, Cameron Highlands of Winnipeg. During his time at the front he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Bar.
During the Second World War he would re-enlist and work in the training system located on the outskirts of Thunder Bay out near the present day airport. View a collection of photos and letters that have been contributed by Sergeant Smith’s grandson, George Auer.
Read Sergeant Smith’s military records through Library and Archives Canada.