Roy Montague Smith (1922 - 1945)

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Ravenna War Cemetery I. D. 7.,
Italy

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Service number: ply/x106635
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Marines
Unit/ship/squadron: No. 43 R.m. Commando.

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Montague

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1922 - In the year that Roy Montague Smith was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

1932 - Roy was just 10 years old when 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.

1941 - By the time he was 19 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1943 - By the time he was 21 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1945 - In the year of Roy Montague Smith's passing, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

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Roy Montague Smith passed away on April 18, 1945 at 23 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Ravenna War Cemetery I. D. 7., Italy. He was born around 1922. There is no information about Roy's family or relationships.

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