Jonathon SMITH

SMITH, Jonathon

Service Number: 3622
Enlisted: 5 March 1916, at Wentworth
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Wentworth, Wentworth, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 11 June 1956, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

5 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3622, 32nd Infantry Battalion, at Wentworth
12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 3622, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ballarat embarkation_ship_number: A70 public_note: ''
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 3622, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
21 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3622, 32nd Infantry Battalion, GSW left leg

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Biography contributed by Adelaide Botanic High School

Born in Wentworth, New South Wales, Jonathon Smith was enlisted on the 5th of April, 1916, at age 27 and 11 months. Leaving his hometown of Baleatherine, River Darling, New South Wales, he embarked in Adelaide on the 12th of August, 1916, on the HMAT Ballarat A70, disembarking on the 30th of September. While fighting for his country and future generations, his wife, Mrs Moorna Mavis Smith and c/o Mrs Mary Nicholls, Olive Avenue, Mildura and Victoria were left at home. Previous, before his enlistment, Smith was a farmer.

While at war, he was hospitalised with trench foot in February 1917 and promoted to Lance Corporal in January 1918. In March 1918 he spent some time at a training school. On 21 June 1918 he was wounded in the left leg, which was the end of his war: he recovered in England but the war had ended before he returned to action. Jonathon returned from war as a Lance Corporal in the 32 Battalion on 7th, February 1919. He was presented with medals, the British War Medal 16148 and the Victory Medal. Jonathon Smith later died in 11 June, 1952, 33 years after his return at the age of 60.