John Thomas SMITH

Regimental number3969
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolState School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Smith, c/o W Curtis, 1275 Hare Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 July 1916
Age at death43
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. I), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Catherine SMITH; husband of E.A. SMITH, Merivale Street, South Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Western Australia
Family/military connectionsTwo nephews killed in action Frank Bevan killed in action July 8th 1917 and William Cherry killed in action October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal