Albert Henry SMITH


SMITH, Albert Henry

Service Number: 395
Enlisted: 27 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Creswick near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 16 June 1887
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Mount Pleasant State School, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 8 August 1915, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 395, 12th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 395, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 395, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 395, 12th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Swain Smith and Isabella Smith.

Pte. A. H. Smith (Bert) was the son Mrs Smith, of Cobden street, Mt. Pleasant. He was 27 years of age, and a linotype operator, and at one time was employed at "The Courier." When the war broke out he was engaged on a Hobart newspaper, and he was one of the first to volunteer. He landed at Gallipoli with the 3rd Brigade,. and he was killed on 8th August. He was in the trenches continuously, and was in good health and spirits. He was very popular with his comrades. He was well-known in athletic circles in Ballarat as he was a prominent member of the Ballarat Harriers, and won many valuable prizes. A brother of the deceased in at the Albert Park camp. He tried three times before the doctors would pass him, and he is every anxious to get to the front and join his three cousins.