John William SMITH

Regimental number2237
Place of birthBombala, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor driver
Address'Raceview', Delegate, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Smith, 'Raceview', Delegate, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Place of enlistmentDelegate, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date25 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 16 May 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: lumbago), Sydney, 25 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 December 1950
Age at death74
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH John William