Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Smith Lane (Eric)
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- Street Name: Smith Lane
Name of Veteran: Eric Smith
Rank: Able Seaman
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: October 1999
Veteran or Family Visit: Sons Ken and Ray
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: No
Eric was the former Chairman and founder of the HMS Ajax and River Plate Veterans Association. He visited the Town of Ajax with his friend and shipmate, Jim Brightly during the dedication and tree planting of Brightly Drive. It was then that Mayor Bill McLean disclosed that Eric would also have a steet dedicated to him, Smith Lane. Unfortunately, Eric was unable to see his street. He had planned to visit in 1999 for the 60th Anniversary celebration, but died unexpectedly that August.
His sons, Ken and Ray were able to attend the 60th Anniversary in Ajax to honour their father and officially dedicate Smith Lane to his memory.
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