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Private 3639

22nd Battalion

Northampton, England

His father, William Henry Smith of Wonyip via Toora

Melbourne 6/7/1915

Age 21 years and 3 months, 5'6", 10 stone 3 pounds, brown eyes and dark brown hair,

Church of England


He was missing in action on 26/8/1916, a Court of Enquiry declared he had been killed in action on that day

His name is on the memorial at Villers Bretonneux

He enlisted in Leongatha, Victoria

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.



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SMITH, Leonard

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