Roy Edward Smith (1922 - 1944)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Roy Edward Smith’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Roy so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Roy’s biography.

Roy Edward Smith Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Roy Edward Smith and his immediate Smith family. Add to Roy Edward Smith's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Roy.

Burial / Funeral

Labuan Memorial Panel 4.,
Malaysia

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Roy move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add Roy's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Roy finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Roy attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Roy did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

Service number: nx51490
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Australian Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/15 Fd. Regt.

Middle name

Edward

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Roy's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Roy's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Roy a religious man? Add Roy’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Roy during various points of his life.

Timeline

1922 - In the year that Roy Edward Smith was born, from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

1929 - By the time he was merely 7 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1932 - When he was only 10 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1937 - By the time he was only 15 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1944 - In the year of Roy Edward Smith's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

Roy Edward Smith Family Tree

Who was Roy’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Roy’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Roy's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Roy Edward Smith
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Roy's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Roy Edward Smith is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Roy Edward Smith passed away on September 12, 1944 at 22 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Labuan Memorial Panel 4., Malaysia. He was born around 1922. There is no information about Roy's immediate family.

Memories

What do you remember about Roy Edward Smith? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Roy is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Roy Edward Smith

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies