|Place of birth||Mitchell Road, Alexandria, New South Wales|
|True Name||Albert John Horace|
|School||Alexandria Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||281 Henderson Road, Alexandria, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, J B Smith, 281 Henderson Road, Alexandria, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||4526A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)|
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 18), Armentieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|STATED TO BE ALBERT JOHN HORACE SMITH. Parents: James adn Maria SMITH, 22 Jennings Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Found guilty, aboard RMS 'Osterley', 2 February 1916, of breaking leave: forfeited 5/- pay.
Discharged to duty from Suez Government Hospital, 21 February 1916.
Allotted to and proceeded to 45th Bn from 1st Training Bn, 6 March 1916; joined 45th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 March 1916.
Joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.
Handwritten note on B.103, 'Buried B1056 Sheet 24'.Statement, Red Cross File No 2530708, 3576 Pte J.D. MILNE, 53rd Bn (sic; actually 54th Bn) (patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England; repatriated prisoner of war),10 January 1919: 'At Fleurbaix in July 1916, whole 5th Division was engaged, our Battn. in centre. The 14th Bde. (54th, 55th & 56th Battns.) were surrounded in Huns (sic) 2nd line. In heavy fighting many prisoners. I saw Smith in German 2nd Line with very bad wound in leg. He was then trying to make back to their first line. A great deal of bombing was going on. We were out of ammunition except for German bombs. From where Smith was and his crippled state, I should say he died. The Huns re-occupied the ground and heldit for some time.'
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SMITH Horace
Red Cross file 2530708