Ralph Ratueveln Raymond Ekin SMYTH


SMYTH, Ralph Ratueveln Raymond Ekin

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 11 June 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Surrey, England, 1 May 1875
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Sturt Street Public School
Occupation: Customs Officer
Died: Killed In Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 3 September 1916, aged 41 years
Cemetery: Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Croydon War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Katuna, Adelaide
12 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Mrs. R. R. E. Smyth, of Ranleigh street, Woodville Park, has been notified of the death, in action, on September 3, of her husband, Capt. R. R. E. Smyth, who left Australia last year. He was a military enthusiast, and, always took an active part in military matters. For several years he was employed at the G.P.O., Adelaide, and latterly had served in the Customs Department, Port Adelaide. In addition to the widow he has left four children." - from the Adelaide Register 03 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)