Hugh Harold SMITH

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SMITH, Hugh Harold

Service Number: 1004
Enlisted: 12 September 1914, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Bridgewater, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Central State School, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Died of wounds, At sea on board HS Itonus, 28 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 25), Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bridgewater Memorial Hall & Honour Roll, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1004, 5th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Victoria
21 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1004, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1004, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1004, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Abdominal wound received in action

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Biography contributed by Karen Standen

"THOSE WHO HAVE DIED FOR FREEDOM'S CAUSE

Private H. H. Smith, whose death, as the result of wounds, was announced in last week, was the grandson of [Mr] and Mrs. Collins, of Arnold-street. He was employed at Bridgewater prior to enlisting. His parents reside at Richmond, of which place he was a native. Our Bridgewater correspondent writes:- 

The late Private H. H. Smith was in 1913 employed at the local flour mill. At that time he was an active member of the Bridgewater Football Club, and did good work. He was very popular in the district, and highly respected by all." - from the Bendigonian 13 May 1915 (nla.gov.au)

 

"VICTORIA'S FALLEN SONS. Private H. H. Smith

Bom at Richmond 26 years ago, was one of the type of virile Australian who, imbued with a spirit of adventure, enjoyed life roaming through the far back country. Prior to leaving Richmond he belonged to a number of sporting clubs, including St. Stephen's Church football team. He afterwards became a splendid horseman, while skill with the rifle won him selection as a sharpshooter with his battalion, besides a special trophy from the commanding officer. On the outbreak of war he enlisted at Bridgewater, V., and left for Egypt with the 5th Battalion, 1st Expeditionary Force. He was unmarried, and his parents are residing at No. 25 Hamburg-street, Richmond." - from the Melbourne Age 04 May 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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