Fredrick Lewis SMART

SMART, Fredrick Lewis

Service Number: VX113368
Enlisted: 5 October 1942
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28 Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 26 October 1923
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Apprentice Hairdresser
Died: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 August 1988, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

5 Oct 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN VX113368, 28 Infantry Battalion AMF
19 Aug 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN VX113368, 28 Infantry Battalion AMF

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Fred was the youngest of five children of Walter Smart (b1880 in Ararat, Victoria) and Alice Sophia Blake (b1889 in Ararat, Victoria). Walter - a Bricklayer - and Alice married in 1909 in Ararat, Victoria where they settled and raised their family.

Fred was a Apprentice Hairdresser when he enlisted in the ACMF (Private; Service No:V240316) and was attached to 38th Infantry battalion when he was Discharged on 4 October 1942 to transfer to the Australian Army. Fred served as a Private (Service No:VX113368) with 28th and 38th Infantry Battalions and 3 Australian Base Ordnance Depot. He was at Adelaide River in the Northern Territory (26 June 1943 - 23 December 1944) and in New Briton (24 December 1944 - 14 February 1946) and was Discharged in August 1946. Brother Sydney Walter (Sapper; Service No:VX71284) and Cousins Mervyn Goulbourne Smart (Sergeant; RAAF Service No:401397), Harold James Smart (Leading Aircraftman, Service No:56560), Leslie Raymond Smart (Trooper; Service No:VX77231) and Henry Roy Smart (Flying Officer; Service No:428266) also served in WWII.

In 1947 Fred was a Hairdresser in Ararat, Victoria when he married Jocelyn Beatrice Millington (b1924 in Ararat, Victoria). They settled at Wannon, Victoria where Fred was a Hairdresser before relocating to Melbourne. Fred died in 1988.