Tom Smith AULD


AULD, Tom Smith

Service Number: 5795
Enlisted: 29 May 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, 1 December 1870
Home Town: Merredin, Merredin, Western Australia
Schooling: Sunderland School, England
Occupation: Marine Pilot/Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 March 1917, aged 46 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Perth, Western Australia
30 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5795, 27th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5795, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Tom Smith AULD was born on 1st December, 1870 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

His parents were Josiah AULD and Rachael SMITH who married in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1867


Tom migrated to Australia in 1911 with his mother, brother and sisters.  He joined up in 1916 at the age of 45 and died at the age of 46 of gun shot wound to the abdomen at the casualty clearing station in France.


"Mrs. Auld, Victoria-avenue, Claremont, has received news of the death from wounds of her eldest son. Tom S. Auld, on March 4." - from the West Australian 17 Mar 1917 (