Jack Smith was born and lived in Buckinghamshire, he enlisted in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Smith successfully completed glider training and was posted to 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Pte Smith was killed in action on 24 March 1945, age 22, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany, and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany on 18 April 1947.
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