Arthur Johnson SMITH


SMITH, Arthur Johnson

Service Number: 3978
Enlisted: 14 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, November 1893
Home Town: Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 June 1918
Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3978, Holsworthy, New South Wales
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3978, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3978, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Sydney
24 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3978, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"3978 Private (later Corporal) Arthur Johnson Smith 3rd Battalion of Lidcombe, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Medic (A7) on 30 December 1915. He was wounded in action on 24 June 1918, during a raid at Strazeele, France and died soon after en route to the dressing station, aged 24. He is buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France" - SOURCE (