Smith, C M

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Smith, C M

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The entry on the Roll of Honour for Charles M Smith may be incorrect and should probably refer to Charles W Smith. Charles William Smith was born in Kildonan, Kilmory on 28th of February 1888 to Agnes (née Greig) and James Smith, a coastguard. By 1891, Charles had moved with his mother and father and his two older brothers and sister to Stornaway, presumably due to his father's profession. By 1901, the family had settled in Camlachie, Glasgow by which point Charles had another two younger sisters. Smith's parents moved to Ontario, Canada before the war while he remained in Glasgow. Smith studied at The Glasgow School of Art from 1901 to 1913 as an evening student studying design. In his final years, his occupation is noted as a carpet designer. Smith served as a lieutenant with the Royal Air Force. His earlier war service included time with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, Clyde Division and as a Leading Seaman and Petty Officer with the Royal Navy. Charles W. Smith may be recorded in two locations on The Glasgow School of Art WW1 Roll of Honour, the listing for Charles W. Smith as previously noted and there is also a listing for a Charles Smith, Royal Naval Vol. Reserve which is very probably the same person.

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