Schmitt, Cecil Gilbert

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Schmitt, Cecil Gilbert

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261685 Cecil Gilbert Schmitt was born 20 January 1896 in Bantinck, Ontario and enlisted with the 97th Battalion 20 July 1916. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 19 January 1917 as a Private. He was wounded 8 July 1917 but served with the Regiment until the end of the First World War. He was Struck Off Strength 4 March 1919. He won the Military Medal during the Pursuit or Advance to Mons in November 1918. In his postwar life he became a lawyer in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He maintained a long-time correspondence with the PPCLI's "London Mother", Jenny Macgregor Morris. He died on February 18, 1983 and was buried in Saskatoon.


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