|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Murray Bridge, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, F.E. Smythe, Murray Bridge, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets (4 years); 80th Infantry (still serving)|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 12|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/34/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 23 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917; marched into No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 18 February 1917.
Marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Bulford, 26 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 20 June 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 25 June 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Australian Divisional Artillery Column, 27 June 1917.
Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Bde, 11 August 1917 and taken on strength of 13th Battery the same day.
Wounded in action, Belgium, 17 October 1917, and admitted to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gas shell); transferred to No 16 Ambulance Train, 18 October 1917; to No 22 General Hospital, Camiers, 19 October 1917 (gassed, mustard); to England, 29 October 1917; to General Military Hospital, Colchester, 30 October 1917 (gassed, severe); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 November 1917; discharged and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 November 1917.
Classified B1A1, 20 November 1917.
Classified B1A2, 30 November 1917.
Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Worgret Hill, 10 December 1917.
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, 19 March 1918 and then marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, the same day.
Proceeded overseas to France, 8 April 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 9 April 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 12 April 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Australian Divisional Artillery Column, 25 April 1918.
Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Bde, 28 April 1918, and taken on strength of 13th Battery the same day.
Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 26 January 1919; marched into Administrative Headquarters, no date stated, and granted leave until 6 February 1919; marched into 1st Training Bde Concentration Camp, 6 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kashmir', 1 April 1919; admitted to Ship's Hospital, 1 April 1919 (pyrexia of unknown origin); disembarked Adelaide, 25 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 3 June 1919.
Total war service: 2 years 261 days (of which 2 years 124 days were abroad).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||26|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (5 West 14), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SMYTHE Elford Renner|