George Achilles SMITH

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SMITH, George Achilles

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 15 May 1915
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 3 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
Born: Muswellbrook, New South Wales, 4 May 1882
Home Town: Burringbar, Tweed, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School
Occupation: Bank accountant
Died: Killed In Action, Rafa, Palestine, 9 January 1917, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Row E, Grave 69
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burringbar War Memorial, Commercial Banking Company of Sydney WW1 Honour Roll, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 6th Light Horse Regiment
28 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Clan MacEwen, Sydney
9 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 3 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps, Battle of Rafa

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Men Who Fell. Captain SMITH

An official cable has been received announcing the death in action in Egypt, on the 9th inst., of Captain G. A. Smith. Deceased was a member of the Camel Corps. He was a native of Narrabri, and was a Sydney Grammar School boy. For some time he occupied a position in the Murwillumbah branch of the Commercial Bank. Later he went to Wingham, from which place he enlisted, and went to the front in June, 1915. His father is Inspector of police at Narrabri, and his mother resides at Bossley Park. Deceased's wife is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Murphy, of Burringbar, Tweed River."from the Sydney Daily Telegraph 20 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au) 

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Achilles SMITH was born on 4th May, 1882 in Muswellbrook, New South Wales

His parents were James & Annie Townshend SMITH

He married Leila May MURPHY in Sydney in 1915