H Smither Career Description
Entered the College Sep. 1905 Left Dec. 1910
Joined University & Public School Battalion Sep. 5th 1914
Went to France 1915 & [granted?] Commission Aug. 1916
Appointed Officer R.F.C. [beginning?] 1917, sent out with 48th Squadron, went through all the hard Arras aerial fighting.
He was killed in action 6th July 1917  at Cambrai, where he was buried by the Germans in their cemetary.
In a letter to us Major Bettington says ‘as you know he was one of the original members of this Squadron & was through all the hard Arras aerial fighting almost invariably distinguishing himself; he was one of the first reliable officers I had & one in whom unfounded  confidence was placed. He usually did his work in a quiet unostentatious manner but none the less thoroughly.
His patrol leader & Flt. Commander has often remarked that whenever he got in a heavy scrap or tight corner, no matter what the odds against them your son was always there doing his full share. He was universally liked throughout the Squadron by officers  & men & one in whom I always placed implicit trust.