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ID number P09291.023
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base


Studio portrait of 1990 Private (Pte) Charles Gordon Smitham, 50th Battalion from Mile End, South Australia. A 31 year old police constable prior to enlisting on 1 April 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 3rd Reinforcements of the 50th Battalion from Adelaide on 13 July 1916 aboard HMAT Seang Bee. Following further training in England, he joined the 50th Battalion in France on 14 December 1916. Pte Smitham was killed in action at Messines, Belgium on 10 June 1917 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belgium with others who have no known grave.