Robert Alick SHMITH


SHMITH, Robert Alick

Service Number: VX18085
Enlisted: 28 May 1940
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 2nd/12th Field Regiment
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 April 1922
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Photographer
Died: Killed in action, Egypt, 15 June 1941, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk, Libya
Tobruk War Cemetery Tobruk, Al Buṭnān, Libya Plot 4. Row A. Grave 7.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Victorian Jewish War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

28 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Gunner, SN VX18085
17 Nov 1940: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Gunner, HMT Stratheden
15 Jun 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Bombardier, SN VX18085, 2nd/12th Field Regiment

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Biography contributed by Terry Cook

Mention in Despatches.

Born 4 April 1920 Melbourne, Victoria.

Son of Frank Percival SHMITH & Dorothy Ethel née LITTLE married 1921

Reg No 6795 Stepson of Mr Percy John Bingeman of St Kilda.


Bombardier, Royal Australian Artillery.

Age: 21. VX18085

Posting on Death: 2/12th Field Regiment, he was killed in action in Egypt.

His name is located at panel 17 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial 

Step-son of Mr. P. J. Bingeman, of St. Kilda, Victoria, Australi