Donald and Norman Smith, 29 Lower Shader

Corpl. Donald Smith, son of Mr Murdo Smith, 29 Lower Shader, died on the 26th June in a casualty clearing station in France of wounds received in action on that date. Corpl Smith emigrated to Canada seven years ago, where by his upright character and steady, industrious habits, he had established himself in a very good position before he joined the Canadians after the outbreak of war. He was a young man of marked intelligence, a splendid workman and a most dutiful son. Mr Smith's family, like many others, has suffered severely through the war. Another son, Norman, was posted missing on 22nd December 1914, and is now presumed to have been killed on that date. William was badly wounded, and is so far disabled as to be only fit for light duty in a home defence unit. The youngest son recently joined the Trawler Section of the Navy. The genuine sympathy of the community is extended to the grief-stricken family in their bereavement.

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