|Place of birth||Whithorn, Scotland|
|Address||79 George Street, Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Dr J R Smith, 79 George Street, Whithorn, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||25th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 23 September 1915 (influenza); discharged to duty, 26 September 1915; rejoined Bn, 27 September 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 11 January 1916 (headache); transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 12 January 1916 (not yet diagnosed); to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 17 January 1916; to Overseas Base, Cairo, 17 January 1916; discharged to duty, 5 February 1916.
Found guilty, 16 February 1916, of being absent without leave, 13-15 February 1916: forfeited 3 days' pay.
Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, 16 February 1916 (alcoholism).
Proceeded to join 25th Bn, Ismailia, 5 March 1916.
Found guilty, 31 March 1916, of being absent without leave, 13-21 March 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 9 days' pay; total forfeiture: 23 days' pay.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.
Found guilty, 17 April 1916, of drunkenness: fined 5/-.
Found guilty, 16 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 14-15 July 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to hospital, 16 July 1916 (sprained ankle); discharged to Divisional Base, 16 August 1916; rejoined Bn, 21 September 1916.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 12 February 1918; transshipped to HT 'Ormonde' for travel to Sydney, then overland to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 16 March 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SMITH Robert Hanna|