Smith, Pte. John Archibald "Archie" (A. J.)

A11886

Enlisted: 

Stratford, Ontario

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Smith, Pte. John Archibald "Archie" (A. J.)
Picture Courtesy Victoria Felkar
Smith, Pte. John Archibald "Archie" (A. J.)

Picture Courtesy Victoria Felkar

Dog Tags. Courtesy Victoria Felkar

Additional Information:

21Oct41; A.J., B. Coy, 07Mar43(WD); Ericcson, Nov43 


From: Victoria Felkar

  • Registered in Stratford.

  • Served from around 1939 to 1945/1946 - spent time in Italy, North Western Europe, among other locations.

  • Returned to Listowel after the war.

  • His dog tags say "A.J. Smith" (which stood for Archibald "Archie" J. Smith).

  • His service number was A11886.

  • He was a private.

  • He died in an accident shortly after returning home to Listowell.

  • His "naughty name" was Pumpkin Head.



Obituary Information:

B: January 26, 1922 (Elma, Ontario)

D: February 23, 1947 (Listowel, Ontario)
Buried: Listowel, Ontario


Having survived the war he was tragically killed in an accident in 1947.  He was 19.


Grave (Courtesy Victoria Felkar):  https://static.wixstatic.com/media/3c17f0_f6cce7e36c154e469e82e978d41fd966~mv2.jpeg

Notice (Courtesy Victoria Felkar): https://static.wixstatic.com/media/3c17f0_f4e1ea2da72a4bf4903c62a8b0f4999d~mv2.jpg