|Place of birth||Melbourne Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Gawler West, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Grace Kerr, Market Street, Minyip, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the period 29th September/1st October 1918 while the 32nd Battalion was engaged in operations near BELLICOURT Sergeant SMITH displayed great powers of leadership and much gallantry, bravery and devotion to duty. He was of the greatest assistance to his Platoon Commander who when the Company passed through JONCOURT placed Sergeant SMITH in charge of detached posts all of which were under almost constant enemy artillery and machine gun fire. The task of visiting these posts at intervals was dangerous in the extreme, but was carried out with skill and courage which greatly heartened the men occupying the posts. He at one time made a special tour when the hostile barrage fire was so intense that it seemed a counter attack on our positions was imminent, and throughout carried out the hazardous duties with entire success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Bar to Military Medal
'Sergeant SMITH has at all times shown himself possessed of skill, courage and initiative in handling his platoon. He has rendered very able assistance to his Company Commander on several occasions in the line. During the operations on the 27th and 28th August this N.C.O. after his Platoon Commander was wounded took control of the situation and by skilful handling filled a gap in the advancing line. He has at all times shown great gallantry and courage and his work has earned him the respect and admiration of his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Centennial Park Cemetery|