Some supporters of Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range traveled to High Point to seek the gravesite of one of Brunswick County’s three WWI veterans awarded medals during their service: Corporal Curtis Lee Smith.
Corporal Smith’s WWI Profile had already been posted but until now, the details and picture of his gravesite were unavailable. His death certificate shows Floral Garden Park in High Point as the cemetery. If his gravesite could be located, then military honors could be verified.
Floral Garden Memorial Park (Cemetery Census) is 44 acres. There is an onsite office and files are available to offer an exact location of a grave. Because the information in findagrave for this cemetery indicated that phone queries could be a problem, an actual visit to the office was made instead. Maps to the gravesite were provided by a very nice gentleman in the office.
Findagrave accepts GPS coordinates and Plot numbers, both of which were entered after the visit.
His flat marker is not an official military marker but it does include the words, U.S. ARMY HERO, WWI.
Three Brunswick County men were awarded medals for their service in WWI. We now know the resting places for all of them.
- Sergeant Forney Boston Mintz
★Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster
- WWI Profile Post coming soon
- Private Benjamin Bantie Smith (Died of Wounds)
★Silver Star, British Military Medal
- Corporal Curtis Lee Smith
If you are interested in assisting with the discovery of gravesites, please read this post: Memorial Day 2018: Graveside Honors for more information.