Studio portrait of NX43768 Corporal Leonard Bruce (Len) Smeaton, 2/33 Battalion, of Earlwood, NSW. After serving in the Second World War in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea, Len Smeaton ...

Collection ID P08430.001
Collection type Photograph
Title Studio portrait of NX43768 Corporal Leonard Bruce (Len) Smeaton, 2/33 Battalion, of Earlwood, NSW. After serving in the Second World War in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea, Len Smeaton ...
Object type Black & white
Maker Identity Studio
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 22 June 2017
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Studio portrait of NX43768 Corporal Leonard Bruce (Len) Smeaton, 2/33 Battalion, of Earlwood, NSW. After serving in the Second World War in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea, Len Smeaton enlisted as a Private (Pte) in the Korean War, serving with A Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR). 2400121 Pte Smeaton died on 8 November 1950 from wounds received at the Battle of Pakchon on 5 November. He was aged 28. His body was initially buried in a temporary United Nations cemetery next to the church at Sukchon, North Korea, however his remains were later reinterred in the United Nations Cemetery, Pusan.