|Place of birth||South Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||Footscray State School, Victoria|
|Address||2 Gledhill Street, Footscray, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mrs Mary C Smith, 2 Gledhill Street, Footscray, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||23rd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Gained Military Medal at Pozieres.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Bullecourt, France|
|Age at death||24.10|
|Place of burial||Grevillers British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No 5), France|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: David M. and Mary Colston SMITH, 18 Regent Street, Yarraville, Victoria|
'For gallant conduct in leading his men during the attack on 29th July, 1916, at POZIERES, and for his skill and coolness in setting to work on consolidating our position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
|Family/military connections||Four cousins killed on active service.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.
Promoted Lance Corporal, Gallipoli, 5 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Promoted Corporal,2 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916..
Promoted Sergeant, 29 July 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 30 July 1916; transferred same day to 1st Anzac Rest Station (cold and insomnia); discharged to duty and rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 August 1916.
Awarded Military Medal for services rendered during recent fighting at Pozieres, 2 September 1916.
Appointed Temporary Company Sergeant Major and Warrant Officer Class II, 31 March 1917.
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 26 April 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 May 1917 (gun shot wounds, both arms, left leg, right chest), admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 7 May 1917.Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SMITH Charles|