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