ID number PR90/138
Title Banks-Smith, Sydney Harold (Private, 5th Field Ambulance, AIF; Mechanic, Australian Flying Corps b: 1892 - d: 1918)
Record type Collection
Item count 1
Collection Private Record
Object types
  • Letters;
  • Papers;
  • Souvenir;
Maker Banks-Smith, Sydney Harold
Date made 1915-1920
Measurement 7 folders
Access Open


Large collection of letters and postcards to his mother and other family members, including some letters to Banks-Smith from Australia. Describes experiences as a stretcher bearer at Gallipoli up to last night of evacuation, driver in France, and mechanic with AFC at Leighterton in England, where he was killed in an aircraft accident. Also included are two informal photographic portraits of Air Mechanic Sydney Harold Banks-Smith, circa 1918, while serving in No.8 Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC).