Smith, Albert Henry

Regimental Number: 1000621
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 27th Battalion

Albert was born in Northumberland County, Ontario on June 21, 1896. He was five years old when he moved with his parents to Manitoba. In February of 1916, Albert enlisted in the Canadian Army; his brother George also served overseas. He suffered from a bayonet wound to his hand on November 6, 1917, and received gunshot wounds to the head in September of 1918. In 1921, Albert married Elva May Thomas. They farmed in Kelwood, Manitoba until 1930, when they brought their family of four to the South Peace. Albert filed on a homestead at 34-76-6-W6 in 1932. For many years he worked Department of Highways. Albert died on December 10, 1980.

Sources: Memories and Moments p. 269; Burnt Embers p. 37