Private Leslie Smith

Service number 3939
Birth Date 1900-05-21
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Rosewood
Death Date 1917-09-25
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
  • 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Donald Collins Leslie Smith (3939, 4th Pioneer Battalion) was born on 21 May 1900 in Rosewood, Queensland. He was working on a farm when he enlisted at Ipswich on 26 November 1915. Leslie was wounded by a high explosive shell on 24 September 1917 near Ypres. He died the following day at the 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station from a fractured skull and shrapnel wounds to his shoulders. Leslie is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. He was 17 years 4 months old at the time of his death.



Date of birth 21 May 1900
Date of embarkation 30 October 1915
Date of enlistment 26 November 1915
Date of death 25 September 1917
Date of fate 25 September 1917