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Terence James SMITH

Regimental number1570
Place of birthMinoora, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLoco driver or tinsmith
AddressQuorn, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 9.25"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amy Smith, c/o E Williams Esq, Quorn, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date18 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, 27 December 1915, of disobedience of orders: awarded 1 week's fatigue, and 7 days' confined to camp.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 15 March 1916, and posted to 54th Battery.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Found guilty, 29 August 1916, of drunkenness: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 1 December1916 (scabies), and transferred same day to No 3 Canadian Rest Station; rejoined unit, 6 December 1916.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, in the field, 14 January 1917, on charge of When on Active Service absenting himself without leave from 1800, 24 December, to 1500, 26 December 1916: pleaded Guilty; awarded 3 months' imprisonment with hard labour (commuted to 90 days' Field Punishment No 2); forfeited 111 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 18 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 September 1939
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Terence James

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