|Place of birth||North Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||State School No 583, South Yarra, Victoria|
|Other training||Working Man's College|
|Address||17 Donald Street, Prahran, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, D Smith, 17 Donald Street, Prahran, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces; member of 7th Field Company Engineers since July 1914.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||4474|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Field Company Engineers|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: David and Elizabeth SMITH, 17 Donald Street, Prahran, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 20345 Driver Arthur Leming SMITH, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Appointed Lance Corporal, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Note on file: 'O.C. 5th Div. Engineers, states that "No. 4474, L/Cpl. Smith, R.T., was killed on the night of 19th-20th July 1916. during the attack on the German lines at Frouvilles. He was digging a C.T. across No Man's Land, when he was sniped through the head, death taking place almost instantaneously. Owing to our retirement in the early hours of July 20th, his body, which was lying near the enemy's lines, was not recovered."'
Note, Red Cross File No 2550507: 'Killed in action 19-7-16[.] Cert. by German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19'.
Copy of Death Voucher: 'Australian soldier, Smith, Harold Thompson, 4474, 8th Field Coy. Engineers fell on 19/7/16. in the neighbourhood of Fromelles.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SMITH Harold Thompson|