The son of Stanley and Amy (Harris) Le Blanc-Smith, Maurice Le Blanc-Smith received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 1440 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Brooklands on 14 July 1915. As a bomber and reconnaissance pilot during 1915 and 1916, he flew the Airco D.H.2 and Vickers Gunbus while serving with 18 Squadron. In 1918, he was reassigned to 73 Squadron, where he scored all of his victories as a Sopwith Camel pilot.
Listed as Maurice Leblanc-Smith in some secondary sources.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Capt. Maurice Le Blanc-Smith.
A very efficient officer and successful patrol leader, who, during the late operations, has done great execution in attacking ground targets. On a recent occasion he attacked five enemy aeroplanes, destroying one and driving down another out of control.