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Regimental number2252
Date of birth5 June 1894
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Smith, 478 First Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 September 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistment2nd Air Mechanic
Unit nameAugust 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateDischarged 3 January 1920
Discharge date3 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Aeneas', 30 October 1917; acting Lance Corporal whilst at sea, 17 November 1917; rank reverts to 2nd Class Air Mechanic, 26 December 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 December 1917; marched into Australian Flying Corps Details camp, 27 December 1917.

Admitted to Camp Isolation Hospital, Wendover, 16 January 1918; discharged to duty, 19 January 1918; marched into 1st Australian Wing Headquarters, Tetbury, and posted to 7th Training Squadron, 17 April 1918; temporarily transferred to Australian Flying Corps Headquarters, London, 29 April 1918; rejoined unit, 6 May 1918; struck off strength, 6 June 1918; marched into No 2 SMA for pilot training, Oxford, 7 June 1918; posted to Royal Air Force Armament School, Uxbridge, 17 August 1918; marched into Australia Flying Corps Depot, Uxbridge, 14 September 1918; taken on strength of 6th Training Squadron, Minchinhampton, 23 September 1918; moved out from unit, 24 September 1918; marched into 1st Wing Headquarters, Tetbury, 15 November 1918; marched into 6th Training Squadron, 25 November 1918; appointed Pilot Officer upon graduation from training course, 6 March 1919; moved out to No 1 Group, 2 May 1919; detached for duty with Sports Control Section, London, 15 May 1919; promoted to rank of Lieutenant in the Australian Imperial Force, 6 June 1919; granted leave, 24 July 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 26 July 1919; moved out from Sutton Veny, 29 August 1919.

Resigned from appointment upon demobilisation, London, 3 January 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Matty

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