|Place of birth||Deal, Kent, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Norwood, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Jessie Malcolm Smith, 19 Alfred Street, Norwood, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the Royal Marines Light Infantry; purchased discharge.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916, and marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott.
Marched out to School, Tidworth, 20 November 1916; marched in to 8th Training Bn from School, 13 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 Febryuary 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 6 March 1917.
Detrached to 8th Brigade Supply Dump, 13 October 1917; attached to 5th Divisional Train (coal guard), 14 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 31 December 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 25 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 12 March 1918.
Wounded in action, 24 April 1918 (gas), admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Stration (gassed: lethal); transferred from 4th Casualty Clearing Station to Ambulance Train No 5, 25 April 1918, and admitted to 6th General hospital, Rouen, 26 April 1918; transferred to England, 28 April 1918, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 29 April 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 May 1918; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 May 1918.
Found guilty, 8 August 1918, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 6 August, to 10 pm, 7 August 1918: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay.
Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 27 August 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 4 October 1918.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 17 February 1919.
On leave to England, 25 February 1919; rejoined Bn, in the field (date not recorded).
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 2 April 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 July 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 1 September 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SMITH Ralph Lewis|