Smith, William D.

Gravemarker of Rifleman William D. Smith
Gravemarker of Rifleman William D. Smith

Rifleman William D. Smith was a childless married labourer, called out to meet the Fenian invasion as a member of No. 2 Company, Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada when he was killed on 2 June 1866 while in or leaving the hollow square that had been ordered in error.

He is buried in St. James Cemetery, Toronto.

smith killed at limeridge
Rifleman William D Smith photo from the collection of G Kush

 

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