Charles Henry Smith

First Name: 
Charles
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Smith
Mother's Name: 
Kate Smith
Father's Name: 
Frank Smith
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, May 21, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Australian Army Service Corps
Company: 
4th Australian Motor Transport
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, October 18, 1926
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, N.S.W.
Details: 

Charles Henry Smith (Service No 2682), was born in London, England around 1885.

At enlistment he was single, 31 years old and worked as a motor mechanic. In 1916, whilst in the process of enlisting, Charles married Marjorie Tozer, in Sydney, N.S.W. His next of kin was initially his father, but was changed to his wife, Madge, before the enlistment was complete.

Charles embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises, with 1st Pioneers, 5th Reinforcement, on 24th August 1916, arriving in England on 12th October 1916.

Charles then went to France, where he was posted to 4th Australian Motor Transport Company, as a driver. He saw service on the Western Front until the end of the war. Charles remained in France and Belgium, with the Graves Registration Unit, from 1st April 1919.

On 7th August 1919, he was admitted to hospital with influenza, and returned to Australia that same month. Charles was discharged medically unfit, on 16th December 1919.

Charles died in Wollongong, N.S.W., in 1926.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SMITH C

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