O’Neil, Stanley Howard (6596) aka Smith, Stanley Harold
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 18 years 6 months
Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 15 August 1916 – Claremont, TAS
Service Number: 6596 view online service record
Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Smith (mother)
Date: Friday, 20 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Port Lincoln A17
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion – 21st Reinforcements
KIA: Friday, 23 August 1918
Private, 12 Infantry, killed in action 23 August, 1918, France, aged 18, commemorated Heath Cemetery, Picardie, France.
Parents: James Harold and Mrs Elizabeth O’NEIL, born Port Melbourne (Attestation), Ulverstone, Tasmania (circular). Another query with conflicting birthplaces noted (unfortunately the circular does not identify where he was educated other than “private school”. He enlisted under the name of Howard Stanley SMITH as a labourer (Attestation) or sailor (circular) giving his mother as Mrs Elizabeth SMITH. An undated note on his file suggests his real family name was O’NEIL or O’NEILL, former appearing on the AWM Honour Roll, the latter in the NAA and apparently on his tombstone.
Additional research by Brian Membrey