Eric Joseph SMITH

SMITH, Eric Joseph

Service Numbers: 1119, 2023
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 9 October 1894
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse driver
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1119, 12th Infantry Battalion, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1119, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1119, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Dec 1914: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1119, 12th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at Albany W.A. for refusing to obey an order
8 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2023, 10th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
20 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2023, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Adelaide
20 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2023, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2023, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
5 Nov 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2023, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Discharged at Albany, Western Australia, with SN 1119 of the 12th Infantry Battalion, while en route to the front on 30 Dec 1914, for refusing to obey an order.

Re-enlisted at Keswick on 08 Feb 1915 with the 10th Infantry Battalion.

Discharged on 05 Nov 1916 "mentally defective"