Sydney Smith

First Name: 
Sydney
Last Name: 
Smith
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, September 20, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Frances Smith nee Cowham
Father's Name: 
William Smith
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, July 23, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Reinforcements
Company: 
1st Light Horse Field Ambulance
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, December 24, 1981
Place of Death: 
Goulburn, NSW
Details: 

Sydney Smith (Service no 8462) was born in Wollongong.

In 1914 Sydney married Florence Brett and together they had 2 children.

At the time of enlistment Sydney was married, 25 years of age and employed as a hospital attendant.

He embarked on HMAT A54 - Runic with the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 13th Reinforcements on 20 January 1916.  He arrived in Egypt on 26 February 1916 and served in Egypt until being sent to France on 30 September 1916.

On 7 February 1917, Sydney was transferred to 8th Field Ambulance and saw service on the Western Front.

Sydney returned to Australia in May 1919 as nursing staff and was discharged on 22 August 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SMITH S

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