William Morris SMITH MM

Badge Number: S10238, Sub Branch: Seaton
S10238

SMITH, William Morris

Service Number: 2483
Enlisted: 21 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia, 4 May 1899
Home Town: Yeelanna, Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Repatriation Hospital, Keswick, South Australia, 12 May 1945, aged 46 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Section: KO, Road: 14, Site No: 19
Memorials: Henley Beach Roll of Honor, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

21 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2483, 50th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2483, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 2483, 27th Infantry Battalion
27 Sep 1920: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Honoured Military Medal
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

The Mail (Adelaide, SA: 1912 - 1954) Saturday 12 May 1945

DEATHS

SMITH. — On May 12, at Repatriation Hospital, Keswick, William Morris Smith, late 27th Battalion, First A.I.F., loved husband of Cherry Smith, formerly of Wudinna. West Coast; aged 56 years.

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The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Monday 14 May 1945

DEATHS

SMITH.—On May 12, at Repatriation Hospital, Keswick, William Morris Smith, M.M. (late 27th Batt., 1st A.I.F.), loved husband of Cherry Smith, formerly of Wudinna, West Coast. Aged 56 years.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43492932

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Monday 14 May 1945

FUNERAL NOTICES

SMITH. — The friends of the late Mr. William Morris Smith, M.M., late 27th Batt., First A.I.F., and formerly of Wudinna, West Coast, are respectfully in- formed that his funeral will leave the funeral parlors, 95 Port rd., Hindmarsh, on Monday, at 4 p.m., for the A.I.F. Cemetery, West ter. P T. ELLIOTT & Son, Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Parlors, 95 Port road. Hindmarsh. L 4668. Est. 1850.

SMITH. — The friends of the late Staff Sergeant William Morris Smith. M.M., late 27th Bat., A.I.F., formerly of Yeelanna, West Coast, are advised that his funeral will take place today about 4.15, Diggers' section, West Terrace Cemetery.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43492935

 

William Morris Smith's mother was Isabella Milne Beck,

His daughter Blanche Smith born 6 Nov 1887 married Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner 27 Dec. 1913 on her father's property at Yeelanna Eyre Peninsula South Australia

William Morris Smith returned from WW1

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