Kenneth Roy (Roy) SMART

SMART, Kenneth Roy

Service Number: PM5721
Enlisted: 17 February 1943
Last Rank: Seaman
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 3 February 1924
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 15 November 2006, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

17 Feb 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Seaman, SN PM5721
16 Apr 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Seaman, SN PM5721

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Roy was the third of five children of Goulburn Smart (b1897 in Ararat, Victoria) and Myrtle Grace Blythman (b1896 in Beulah, Victoria). Goulburn - a Butcher - and Myrtle married in 1920 in Ararat, Victoria where they raised their family. Goulburn worked for Victorian Railways from the 1920's.

Roy enlisted in the RAN (Service No:PM5721) in February 1943, serving on a number of warships, including HMAS Penguin, Moreton and Cerebus. He was an Ordinary Seaman attached to HMAS Lonsdale when he was Discharged in April 1946. Roy's father Goulburn (Driver; Service No:6747) and Uncle John Tregellis Smart (Private; Service No:6353) served in WWI. Older brother Mervyn (Sergeant; RAAF Service No:401397) was KiA in WWII and many of Roy's cousins and other relatives also served in WWII.

In 1948 Roy married Joan Neasham-Turner (b1925 in Burwood, Victoria). Joan had served in WWII (Private; Service No:VFX129315). Roy and Joan settled in Ararat, Victori where Roy was a Postal Employee. He died in 2006 and Joan died in 2021.