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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Smith, William James (1054)

Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC

Age: 27 years

Enlistment Details: Monday, 3 May 1915 – Perth, WA

Service Number: 1054 view online service record

No 1 Mill
Manjinup, WA

Next of Kin:
John Smith (father)
55 Brighton Street
Richmond, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 18 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Geelong A2
Port: Adelaide, SA
Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Private, 32 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 27, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France 

1054  (Parents: John and Catherine SMITH, born Port Melbourne, educated  Yarragon SS.  Enlisted from Manjinup in Western Australia, a  27-year-old timber worker with his father as next of kin in Richmond.  Brother, 1696, George Stoddart SMITH, born Yarragon, killed in action 9 August 1915.  Circular returned showing Big Brook, Western Australia as place of association)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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