George Leo Smart signature

George Leo Smart signed up in Deseronto on this day in 1916. He was born in Tyendinaga on April 7th, 1898, the son of Henry Smart and Julia Ann (née Moses), who were both Mohawks. His older brother Harold (Harry) had enlisted in February 1915.

Smart joined the 155th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 636959. He was five feet seven and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and brown hair.

George was transferred to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in France on July 1st, 1917. He was wounded on August 14, 1918 in the attack on Parvilliers and was struck off the strength of the battalion two days later.

George Leo Smart married Doris Sero in Tyendinaga on Decemeber 14th, 1920.

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