|Object type||Black & white - Digital file TIFF|
|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 4540 Private (Pte) Reuben Smith, 25th Battalion, of Toowoomba, Qld. A farmer ...
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.