In memory of

Flight Sergeant

Leslie Gordon Smith

who died on 24 May 1943

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 191 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  Rank Flight Sergeant
  Service number R155648
  Date of death 19430524
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  R155648 Flight Sergeant (No. 191 Squadron RAF air gunner) Leslie Gordon Smith (b.1922) of Regina was KIA 19430524 and is buried at Jonkerbos war cemetery just southwest of Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands. Smith's Lancaster failed to return from a night raid. He was the only son of Charles and Maggie (Williams) Smith, both Scottish. Leslie attended Thomson school and Balfour Tech and was working for United Steel at Welland, Ontario, when he enlisted at Regina early in 1942.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Jonkerbos war cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Smith Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 58.4667°N / 106.0333°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74J8
  Geo-memorial details North of Thomson Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19221107
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19420226
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation steelworker
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