|Place of birth||Brisbane, Queensland|
|School||Brisbane Central Boys and Technical College, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Penshurst, via Grandchester, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs. Barbara Smith, 'Kilrush,' Vulture Street, West End, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Field Artillery (2 years); Garrison Artillery (3 months)|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||4815A|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Rouen|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||St. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row AA, Grave No. 15), Rouen, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Barbara SMITH, "Penshurst", Grandchester, Queensland. Native of Brisbane, Queensland|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 April 1917, and marched into 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 11 April 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 13 October 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 16 October 1917; taken on strength of 31st Bn, in the field, 18 October 1917, and allotted the Regimental Number 4815A.
Detached to 5th Australian Division Boxing Troupe, 10 February 1918; rejoined unit, 4 March 1918.
On leave to Paris, 14 March 1918; rejoined unit, 23 March 1918.
Detached to 18th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 14 June 1918.
Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, 8 July 1918; discharged to duty, 18 July 1918, and rejoined 18th Company, Australian Army Service Corps.
Rejoined 31st Bn, 7 August 1918.
Admitted to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to Ambulance Train, 6 October 1918; to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, no date stated; now seriously ill with broncho pneumonia, 14 October 1918; now dangerously ill, 20 October 1918.
Died, No 5 General Hospital, 24 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SMITH John Richard|