345 Sergeant Arthur John Smith

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Posted on 12 April 2021

Arthur John Smith of 17 Avon St, Glebe

Born: 5th October 1889, Norfolk England. Previous Occupation: Tramway Employee

Joined the Brigades on 4th April 1914 and rose to the rank of Fourth Class Fireman

Served at:

  • No 1 Station Headquarters
  • No 15 Station Burwood
  • No 4 Station Darlinghurst

Resigned 21st August 1914

345 Sergeant Arthur John Smith

Enlisted: 20th August 1914 at Randwick, 2nd Battalion, C Company, MG Section, Australian Infantry

Embarked “Derfflinger” at Alexandria 5th April 1915 to join MEF

Died of Wounds 19th May 1915, BW Head on board HMTS “Soudan”

Commemorated: Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey

1914 / 15 Star
BWM
Victory Medal

Arthur John Smith had served 4 1/2 years in the Royal Marines Light Infantry, prior to emigrating to Australia, which included a period of service on board HMS Pegasus.