Private Nathan Smith
Private Nathan Smith was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the 28th of June 1975 and resided in the town of Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia. In 1997, Private Smith graduated from Seneca College with honours in Underwater Skills. Pte Smith moved to Victoria, British Columbia and enrolled in the Primary Reserve with the Canadian Scottish Regiment in March 1998.
He completed his Reserve Basic Training at the Land Force Western Area in Wainwright, Alberta during the summer of 1998, and transferred to the Regular Forces on the 24th of September, 1998. Pte Smith completed Battle School and was posted to the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, where he served as a rifleman.
Pte Smith deployed on Operation Palladium in 2000 to Bosnia-Herzegovina. After completing the Basic Parachutist Course in 2001, Pte Smith was transferred to A Company. Pte Smith deployed with 3 PPCLI Battle Group to Afghanistan in February 2002.