Alfred Roy (Roy) SMERDON

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SMERDON, Alfred Roy

Service Number: 6380
Enlisted: 11 October 1916, 18th Reinforcement
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Rowan,Victoria, Australia, 23 February 1893
Home Town: Murrayville, Mildura Shire, Victoria
Schooling: Mount Rowan State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Printer
Died: Killed in action at the summit of Mont St Quentin, Mont St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 36 Murrayville Roll of Honour Also
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6380, 21st Infantry Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
23 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6380, 21st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
23 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6380, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6380, 21st Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6380, 21st Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6380, 21st Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography

Brother of: 6381 Pte. Clifford Charles Smerdon (/explore/people/49844)  - Killed in Action 09 Oct 1917

"PRIVATE A. R. SMERDON .

Mr. and Mrs. J. Smerdon, of Murrayville, late of Wanbra Junction, have been notified that their son, Pte. A. R. (Roy) Smerdon, was killed in action in France on 1st September." - from the Ballarat Courier 17 Sep 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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