|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 3639 Private (Pte) Leonard Smith, 23rd Battalion, of Toora, Vic, formerly of ...
Studio portrait of 3639 Private (Pte) Leonard Smith, 23rd Battalion, of Toora, Vic, formerly of Northamptonshire, England. A labourer prior to enlisting in September 1915, Pte Smith embarked from Melbourne with the 8th Reinforcements on board HMAT Afric (A19) on 5 January 1916. In France, he was transferred to the 24th Battalion on 6 June and to the 22nd Battalion on 17 August. Pte Smith was killed in action near Pozieres, France, on 26 August 1916. He was 22 years of age.