Roy Stanley SMITH

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SMITH, Roy Stanley

Service Number: 2474
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Snowtown, South Australia, 23 May 1893
Home Town: Snowtown, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 14 August 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia), Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2474, 32nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2474, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Pozières
14 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2474, 48th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE R. S. SMITH.

Mrs. M. J. Smith, of Snowtown, has been notified that her fourth son, Private Ray Stanley Smith, was killed in France on August 14. He was 23 years of age, and enlisted on January 4. He left Australia on March 16. His brother, Private T. W. Smith, returned to Australia on August 14." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 07 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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