Harold James SMART

SMART, Harold James

Service Numbers: V58207, 56560
Enlisted: 6 August 1940
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 31 December 1908
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 17 June 1987, aged 78 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ballarat (New) General Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

6 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V58207
26 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 56560
19 Jun 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 56560
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V58207

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Harold was the eldest of four children of James Tregillis Smart (b1883 in Ararat, Victoria) and Harriet Elizabeth Paynter (b1865 in Ampitheatre, Victoria). James - a Labourer - and Harriet married in 1908 in Ararat, Victoria where they settled to raise their family. James served in WWI as a Private (Service No:6353).

Harold was a Labourer in Stawell, Victoria when he married Vera Cornwell (b1911 in Ararat, Victoria) in 1932. Harold and Vera settled in Ararat and in August 1940 Harold enlisted with the ACMF (Private; Service No:V58207). In May 1942 he enlisted in the RAAF (Leading Aircraftman; Service No:56560) and was attached to 1 Wireless and Gunnery School when he was Discharged in June 1945. Vera died in 1944.

Brothers Leslie Raymond (Trooper; Service No:VX77231) and Henry Roy (Flying Officer; Service No:42866) also served in WWII.

Harold remarried in 1945 to Norma Clarice White (b1924) and they settled in Ballarat, Victoria where Harold worked as a Carpenter. Harold died in 1987.

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