SMYTHE, Harold

Service Number: 3760
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Goolwa, South Australia, 6 May 1897
Home Town: Riverton, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Cleaner (S.A.R.)
Died: Killed in Action, France, 10 April 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Bapaume Australian Cemetery
Row A Grave II, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Strathalbyn District Roll of Honor WW1, Strathalbyn RSL Hall Honour Board, Strathalbyn War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3760, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: RMS Malwa embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3760, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), RMS Malwa, Adelaide

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Chronicle Adelaide. Saturday 5 May 1917, page 44 


Mrs. Rainsford, of Riverton, has been officially notified of the death of her son, Private H. Smythe, at the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Hospital, from gunshot wounds in the back, on April 10. He was 19 years of age. He was a fine lad and highly respected. He was in the Goverment employ as an engine cleaner at Murray Bridge and later at Serviceton, from where he enlisted over two years ago.Private Rainsford (sic) was first sent to Egypt, and whilst there became sick, and spent several months in hospital. About twelve months ago he went to France.