Joseph William SMITH

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SMITH, Joseph William

Service Number: 1909
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 12th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Moruya, New South Wales, 1890
Home Town: Nelligen, Eurobodalla, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917
Cemetery: Beersheba Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1909, Liverpool, New South Wales
19 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1909, 12th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Anglo Egyptian, Sydney
19 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1909, 12th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 1909, 12th Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Beersheba

11/11/2018

Armistice Day...100 years since the guns fell silent.

100 years

Remembering you today (31 Oct 2017)... for the sacrifice you made

...Lest We Forget

Joseph William Smith - My Great Uncle

I did not know my Uncle Joseph but his sister Rebecca was my great grandmother.
Today I am thinking of my great uncle. The sacrifice he made on that day in Beersheba and his contribution to the freedoms we enjoy today.
I hope he lies at peace with his mates. I hope to visit him in Israel one day.

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

Anne (your great-niece)

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