Edward Smith, Vet Of War I, Is Dead
Edward smith, a past commander of George Girouard Post, 139, Canadian Legion, died this morning at his home, 542 North Montello street, after a long illness. He served in World War 1 as a British soldier. He enlisted in the 2d Leicestershire regiment in 1902 and saw service in England, Mesopotamia, and Palestine. He received his discharge Feb. 17, 1920. Mr. Smith possessed the British War and Victory medals. He had been a member of George Girouard post since Jan. 28, 1941 and served as its commander in 1947.
Mr. Smith was born in Kettering, England, and had lived in the United States 22 years. He was formerly employed as a finisher by Stretch & Kendrick.
He is survived by his widow, Ellen (Joyce) Smith and a sister, Jane Cotton of England.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 from the funeral home, 487 North Warren avenue. Interment will be in Melrose cemetery. Members of George Girouard Post and auxiliary will hold rites at the funeral home Saturday evening at 8.