Private David Clement Smith

Service number 1187
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Delegate
Death Date 1915-05-27
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private David Clement Smith (1187, 2nd Battalion) was a labourer from Delegate, NSW. He enlisted in September 1914. David was killed in action on 27 May 1915 on Gallipoli. He was originally buried in the Brown’s Dip North Cemetery, but was later reinterred in the Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli. David’s mother wrote that he was 17 years 8 months of age. David’s brother, Lance Corporal William Smith, was killed in action in France. Two other brothers, Private Thomas Smith and Driver John William Smith, also served in the Australian Imperial Force.



Date of enlistment 28 September 1914
Date of embarkation 22 December 1914
Date of death 27 May 1915
Date of fate 27 May 1915