Smith, Harold Edward Benjamin (2nd Lieutenant, 19th Bn. b.1891 - d.1917)

Unit 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Accession Number 2DRL/0430
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary, Letters, Papers
Maker Smith of Mitchelton
Smith, Harold Edward Benjamin
Smith, Harold Edward Benjamin
Date made 1916-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/4280
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

This collection comprises 2 original handwritten diaries belonging to 2nd Lt Harold Edward Benjamin Smith covering his service in Egypt and France, 9 original handwritten letters from Smith to his mother, father and sister, an official letter from the records office after his death, his commissioning warrant, commemorative scroll, and a letter from the King. Smith served with the 19th Battalion, AIF until he was killed in action on 8 October 1917.