Studio portrait of 4540 Private (Pte) Reuben Smith, 25th Battalion, of Toowoomba, Qld. A farmer ...

Accession Number P08493.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital file TIFF
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 4540 Private (Pte) Reuben Smith, 25th Battalion, of Toowoomba, Qld. A farmer prior to enlisting in October 1915, Pte Smith embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Star of Victoria (A16) on 31 March 1916. Following further training in Egypt and France, Pte Smith began service at the front on 3 August 1916. He was promoted to Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) on 24 November 1916. L/Cpl Smith was killed in action in France, probably near Flers, on 3 February 1917. He was 24 years of age.

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