Geoffrey Kennedy SMITH

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SMITH, Geoffrey Kennedy

Service Number: 738
Enlisted: 15 March 1915, Enlisted at Bairnsdale, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Bairnsdale State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Trainer
Died: Bomb wound, London, England, United Kingdom, 2 December 1915
Cemetery: Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery
Australian Section, Grave 15 - Inscription: Youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Kennedy Smith of Bairnsdale, Victoria, Earlsfield Cemetery, London, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 738, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bairnsdale, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 738, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 738, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
23 Oct 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 738, 21st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Bomb wound to the forehead and invalided to Tighe Hospital, Malta on 28 October 1915 but later invalided to London
2 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 738, 21st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Kennedy Smith and Annie Lavinia Smith of Bairnsdale, Victoria. Brother of Leslie Kennedy Smith who was killed in action on 25 September 1917 while serving with the 58th Battalion and has no known grave. Name appears on Menin Gate

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal