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

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

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

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

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

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


Physical description area

Physical description

4 cm of textual records (1 folder)

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Thomas Brenton Smith was born at Liverpool, N.S. on 4 December 1893, the son of mariner William Henry Smith and Francinia Lavenia (Hicks), and grandson of master mariners Captain Spencer Smith and Captain John Thomas Hicks. Smith served overseas in the casualty clearing station during the First World War. He later became an accountant for the Mersey Paper Company Ltd. He was active in the Canadian Legion and a genealogist by hobby, particuarly interested in families of Queens County. He also wrote a history of his former unit entitled, Clearing, the Tale of The First Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, British Expeditionary Force, 1914-18 (1940). He died at Liverpool on 29 November 1955.

Custodial history

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

Scope and content

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.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

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

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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.

Finding aids

Associated materials

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.

Related materials


No further accruals are expected.

General note

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

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area


This file description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

Accession area