File MS-2-432, SF Box 44, Folder 1 - Clearing : The tale of the first Canadian casualty clearing station B.E.F., 1914-1919 / Thomas Brenton Smith

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Clearing : The tale of the first Canadian casualty clearing station B.E.F., 1914-1919 / Thomas Brenton Smith

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MS-2-432, SF Box 44, Folder 1

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  • 1940 (Creation)

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4 cm of textual records (1 folder)

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Thomas Brenton Smith was born in 1893 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, the son of William Henry Smith and Francinia Lavinia (Hicks). He served as a Staff Sergeant with Liverpool’s No. 2 Clearing Hospital, a Canadian Militia Unit that merged with a Toronto-based unit to become the No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station during World War I. After returning from overseas he worked as an accountant with the Mersey Paper Company.

Smith was active in the Canadian Legion and as an amateur genealogist, compiling information about the families of Queens County. He died in 1955.

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Manuscript was accessioned by the Archives in 1981; custodial history is unknown.

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File consists of one bound typescript of "Clearing, the Tale of the First Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, B.E.F., 1914-1919," inscribed by Smith to R. Robart, V.D.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Library and Archives Canada holds what may be a duplicate copy of the typescript in addition to photographs of the First Canadian Casualty Clearing Station (see Thomas Brenton Smith Collection, R2346-0-4-E).

Nova Scotia Archives holds the Thomas Brenton Smith fonds, which contains records documenting Smith's genealogical research of Queens County families as well as typed excerpts from the newspaper Liverpool Advance.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], MS-2-432, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • Box: SF Box 44