Smith, Joseph Thomas (Digby)

Regimental Number: 42210
Rank: Captain
Branch: Canadian Field Artillery

Joseph was born in Warrington, England on October 29, 1892. He emigrated to Canada in 1913, and in September of 1914 enlisted in the Canadian Army at Valcartier. Joseph met his wife Dorothy Margaret Rooke in England; they were married in April of 1916. In April of 1919, he was awarded the Belgian Crois de Guerre. Joseph suffered from depression after the traumas of the war and was away from home often which put the marriage under great strain. The marriage broke up in 1922 and Joseph went south to the USA. When he retired, he returned to Canada and died in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia in 1973.