Smith, Francis Michael

Regimental Number: 622584
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles

Francis was born in Peterboro, Ontario on September 28, 1892. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in May of 1915 and was later awarded the Military Medal. Francis went missing between June 2 and 5, 1916 at Flanders and was reported on a prisoner of war list on July 18, 1916. He had been wounded in a shell explosion and injured his right wrist on June 2, the same day he was captured. Francis escaped in October of 1918. In 1919, he filed on the northern half of 12-76-3-W6. Francis died on December 2, 1941.