Colin Smith, 43 Lower Barvas

Last address in Lewis: 43 Lower Barvas,
Son of Alex. Smith, of 43, Lower Barvas, Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland.
Service unit: 7th Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
Service number: 446673
Date of death: 9 September 1916 at the age of 30
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Vimy Memorial

Date of birth: 20 May 1884
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark brown
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade / occupation: Labourer
Volunteered at Calgary on 7 May 1915 

Colin appears in the 1891 census, aged 5, at home at 53 Lower Barvas with his parents Alexander (33) and Margaret (30) as well as his siblings Murdo (7), Malcolm (3) and Ann (1).  The 1901 census does not mention Margaret, but does show the additional siblings Donald (8) and Chirsty (6).

His brother Donald, who served in the Canadians as a piper, was severely wounded but survived the war.

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