Photographs relating to 1862 Gunner Ellis Austin William Smith, 28th Battalion

Accession Number AWM2017.1065.4
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt: Alexandria
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Two group portraits relating to 1862 Gunner Ellis Austin William Smith. Taken in a hospital in Alexandria, Egypt, Ellis is identified as wearing the slouch hat in both images (seated). All other men are unidentified.

Formerly a wool classer, 2nd Lt Smith enlisted as 1862 Gunner Smith, with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade on 7 August 1914 and as a member of the 6th Battery he embarked from Fremantle, WA, aboard HMAT Medic (A7) on 31 October 1914. He served at Gallipoli where he was wounded in action and later on the Western Front with the 28th Battalion, where he obtained his commission. He was killed in action by shell fire near Polygon Wood on 20 September 1917, aged 23 years.