Smith, Josiah

Regimental Number: 2710609
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Canadian Engineers

Josiah was born in Manchester, England on October 9, 1878. He was working as a carpenter in Klamath Falls, Oregon at the time of his enlistment in the Canadian Army in July of 1918. He served in Canada for the remainder of the war and was discharged on December 16, 1918. In 1919, Josiah filed on NW 21-71-3-W6. Around 1958, Josiah was in hospital. He told one of the nurses that he wanted to be married, and the nurse arranged for her mother, widow Lucy Herzog, to come up from Edmonton to marry him. Sadly, Joe died a year later in February of 1959.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 450; Feb 24 1959 p. 3 c. 3