James Tregellis SMART

SMART, James Tregellis

Service Number: 6353
Enlisted: 29 May 1916, 20th Reinforcements
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 23 March 1883
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 15 December 1963, aged 80 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ararat General Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6353, 6th Infantry Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
11 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6353, 6th Infantry Battalion
11 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6353, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
23 Apr 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6353, 6th Infantry Battalion, per HT Ayrshire
30 Aug 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6353, 6th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

James (name is listed on AWM Records as James Fregellis Smart and Joseph Tregei]llis Smart) - Birth and other official records have him as James Tregellis - fourth of twelve children of Thomas william Smart (b1858 in Ararat, Victoria) and first wife Sarah Emma Conduit (b1858 in Port Fairy, Victoria).Thomas - a Plasterer - and Sarah married in 1879 in Ararat, Victoria where they settled and raised their family. Following Sarah's death in 1900, Thomas remarried in 1908 to Annie Doyle (nee Grundy b1876 in London, England).

James was a Labourer in Ararat, Victoria when he married Harriet Elizabeth Paynter (b1865 in Ampitheatre, Victoria). James and Harriet settled in Ararat and in May 1916 James enlsited in the AIF. He was a Private (Service No:6353) with 20/8 Infantry Battalion and was Discharged in August 1917. Brother Goulburn Smart (Driver; Service No:6747) also served in WWI. Sons Leslie Raymond (Trooper; Service No:VX77231) and Henry Roy (Flying Officer; Service No:42866), Nephews Mervyn Goulburn Smart (Sergeant; Service No:401397) and Kenneth Roy Smart (Ordinary Seaman; Service No:PM5721), Brothers-in-Law Trevor (Mick) George McKenzie (Corporal; Service No:v58348/WOII; Service No:VX123431), Hugh Arthur Henderson (Leading Aircraftman; Service No:145711) and Raymond Oscar Abrahams (Private; Service No:VX78519/Corporal; Service No:V3910236) served in WWII.

Following the War, James and Harriet lived in Stawell, Warracknabeal and Ararat where James worked as a Labourer. James died in 1963 and Harriet died in 1977.