|Place of birth||Hotspur, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Address||Hotspur, via Condah, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Catherine Smith, Hotspur, via Hamilton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/9/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||EC Kuneitria, Syria|
|Age at death||40.3|
|Age at death from cemetery records||40|
|Place of burial||Damascus British War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 54), Syria|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Memorial Plantation Hotspur Avenue of Avenue, Victoria. Parents: John and Catherine SMITH, Hotspur, Condah, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria.
Taken in strength of 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 12 June 1916.
Transferred to, and taken on strength of 14 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, Abbassia, 1 July 1917.
Taken on strength of 3rd Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Corps, 11 November 1916.
Evacuated to hospital, Palestine, 25 June 1917; admitted to No 24 Stationary Hospital, no date stated (herpes); transferred to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 28 June 1917; to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 24 July 1917; discharged, 27 July 1917, and marched into Australian and New Zealand Reserve Imperial Corps Bde, Abbassia, the same day.
Proceeded to unit, 30 July 1917; rejoined 14 Company, 3rd Bn, Imperial Camel Corps, Palestine, 31 July 1917.
To Port Said Rest Camp, 3 October 1917; rejoined unit, 14 October 1917.
Evacuated to hospital, 20 June 1918; due to reorganisation, transferred to, and taken on strength of 15th Light Horse Regiment with in hospital, 1 July 1918; admitted to No 14 General Hospital, Port Said, 3 July 1918 (iechis rectal abscess); discharged, 15 July 1918, and marched into Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, the same day.
Marched into 5th Bde Details, Moascar, 24 July 1918.
Marched into 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 1 September 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 3 September 1918; taken on strength on strength of 4th Light Horse Regiment, Ludd, 4 September 1918.
Detached to 4th Bde Headquarters, 18 September 1918.
Evacuated to hospital, Damascus, 11 October 1918.
Died, 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Kuneitro, 18 October 1918 (pneumonia).
Buried by Chaplain Joseph Best, el Kuneitra, 19 October 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SMITH Duncan|