Service Number: NX77698
Enlisted: 10 December 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Young, New South Wales, Australia, 28 December 1921
Home Town: Young, Young, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died Of Wounds, Port Moresby, New Guinea, 11 October 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Cemetery/memorial reference: B2. A. 16., Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Young WW2 Supreme Sacrifice Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, NX77698
10 Dec 1941: Enlisted Private, NX77698
10 Dec 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX77698, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1943: Involvement Private, NX77698, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

Extract from the 2/17 Bn Summary for 11 Oct 1943

"On this day, sadly, Pte J. Smith of the 2/17 Bn's Intelligence Section died of wounds he suffered near the Bumi River on the advance to Finschhafen while attached to B Coy. He was buried in the Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby."

[Source publication: "A History of 2/17 Australian Infantry Battalion 1940-45"]