Hubert Roy SMITH

SMITH, Hubert Roy

Service Number: 189
Enlisted: 14 September 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Yankalilla, 6 April 1895
Home Town: Goolwa, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fisherman
Died: 31 October 1967, aged 72 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Goolwa War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 189, 9th Light Horse Regiment
12 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 189, 9th Light Horse Regiment
12 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 189, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne

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Biography

 

Hubert Roy was known as Bert Smith.  His parents were Frances Mary Dunstall and James Smith and was the second son.  He saw service at Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine and attained the rank of Sgt.  He had 3 brothers who also enlisted in WW1.  Bert remained a bachelor and during depression times was a fisherman at Goolwa.  He enlisted again in WW2 as Herbert Roy Smith and saw service in the Pacific as a Warrant Officer 2 with the Army Medical Corps.

 

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