Frederic Percival SMITH

SMITH, Frederic Percival

Service Number: 3948
Enlisted: 9 June 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Saint Agatha's, New Crofs, England, 1891
Home Town: Wonthaggi, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne Divinity College, Anerley, South East London, England
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed in Action, France, 9 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3948, Enlisted at Melbourne
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 3948, 5th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 3948, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
18 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, In the field, 5th Battalion
25 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3948, Gunshot wound to the left arm and evacuated to England on 26 July 1916
9 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, In the field 5th Battalion
9 May 1917: Involvement Corporal, 3948, 5th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 22 Years

Son of Alfred William Smith and Jane Smith of 'Lordine', 2 Wighton Road, Anerley, London, England


Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Prior to enlisted he had been employed at St George's Vicarage, Wonthaggi, Victoria