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Number Private 3639

Battalion 22nd Battalion

Place of Birth Northampton England

Next of Kin His father, William Henry Smith of
Wonyip via Toora

Date and place of enlistment Melbourne 6/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years and 3 months,

5'6", 10 stone 3 pounds, brown eyes and dark brown hair,

Religion Church of England

Occupation Labourer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action on 26/8/1916. On the 26/11/1917 a Court of Enquiry declared he had been killed in action on 26/8/1916.

Location of grave or memorial

His name is on the memorial at Villers Bretonneux

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He enlisted in Leongatha

Military History

6/7/15 He enlisted in Leongatha
5/1/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Afric
14/3/16 He was allotted to the 24th Battalion at Zeitoun
20/3/16 He embarked Alexandria
27/3/16 He disembarked Marseilles
He received 90 days detention sentence for being absent without leave.
17/8/16 He was transferred to the 22nd Battalion and his sentence was commuted to 60 days
26/8/16 He was missing in action
26/11/17 A Court of Enquiry declared he was killed in action on 26/8/16
27/11/16 Mary Smith of Toora was granted 30/- per fortnight
The plaque waited in Wonyip for a while as his father had moved
3/12/22 His father received the plaque
13/2/23 His father received the Victory Medal
Mrs. Eastham of Toora wrote to the army asking for any more information about the missing soldier Leonard Smith on behalf of his mother
His family received his medals.


SMITH, Leonard

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