Raymond Francis SMITH

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SMITH, Raymond Francis

Service Numbers: S544288, SX6152
Enlisted: 21 June 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 31 March 1919
Home Town: Flinders Park, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Body Worker
Died: Illness, Thailand, 25 July 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Collective grave 1. Q. 2-78 Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand
Memorials: Adelaide WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN S544288, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

21 Jun 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX6152, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2

Peacetime

21 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Adelaide, SA

World War 2 Service

19 Mar 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN SX6152, 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, Syria - Operation Exporter

Peacetime

22 Apr 1941: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2

World War 2 Service

5 Aug 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN SX6152, 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, Australia's Northern Periphery

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Biography

SMITH RAYMOND FRANCIS : Service Number - S544288 : Date of birth - 31 March 1919 : Place of birth - ADELAIDE SA : Place of enlistment - SOUTHWARK SA : Next of Kin - SMITH ROY

 

SMITH RAYMOND FRANCIS : Service Number - SX6152 : Date of birth - 31 Mar 1919 : Place of birth - ADELAIDE SA : Place of enlistment - ADELAIDE SA : Next of Kin - SMITH RAYMOND

 

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 23 July 1941

Private Advices

Lance-Corporal R. F. Smith, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith, of Torrens avenue, Flinders Park, was wounded in action on July 10. He enlisted in May, 1940, and went overseas in April. 1941. He was an employe of T. J. Richards and Sons Ltd. before enlisting.

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The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Saturday 25 July 1942

S.A. Army Casualties

Private Advices

Sgt. and Mrs. Roy Smith, of Torres avenue, Flinders Park, have been notified that their son, Cpl. R. F. Smith, is missing. His last letter, dated February, was from Java. He enlisted in June, 1940, and went overseas in April, 1941. He went through the Syrian campaign, in which he was wounded.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48876138 (nla.gov.au)

 

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Saturday 11 August 1945

Private Casualty Advices

Sgt. and Mrs. R. Smith, Torres Avenue, Flinders Park, have been advised that their eldest son, Cpl. R. F. Smith, had died of illness in July, 1943, while a prisoner in Japanese hands.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43506150 (nla.gov.au)

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Thursday 25 July 1946

HEROES OF THE EMPIRE

SMITH, Cpl. R. F.—A tribute to the   memory of my friend Ray late 2/3rd   MG. Batt., died of illness in P.O.W. camp, Thailand, July 25, 1943.—Always remembered. Eileen.

SMITH.—A tribute to the memory of   SX6152, Cpl. R. F. Smith (2-3 M.G. Batt.), who died while a P.O.W. in the Hinlock rd. P.O.W. camp (Siam), 1943. —Always remembered by Jimmy Root   (ex-P.O.W.).

SMITH, R. F., SX6152—Died of ill ness, P.O.W., Thailand, July 25, 1943. He did his best, for you and I. He died that we may live. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember him. —Always longed for by mum, dad, sisters and brother.

 SMITH, R. F. SX6152.—Died of Illness, P.O.W., Thailand. Two little words, not hard to write, but ones we will cherish all our life —our brother.— Lovingly remembered, Mary and Shirl

SMITH.—In memory of Ray, who died P.O.W. in Siam, 1943. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name, but all we have to answer is your photo in a frame. —Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. Davy and Mavis.

SMITH.—In memory of Ray, my only pal, who died P.O.W., 1943. Silent memories, true and tender, just to show I still remember.—Inserted by Albert Davy.

SMITH. R. F., SX6152. — Died of illness, P.O.W., Thailand. To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die. — Remembered always by Joan and Laurie.

SMITH. R. F., SX6152. —Died of ill- ness, P.O.W., Thailand, July 25, 1943. Till we meet again, dear Roy. In God's beautiful home — Lovingly remembered, gran.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35706326 (nla.gov.au)

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