Banks-Smith, Sydney Harold (Private, 5th Field Ambulance, AIF; Mechanic, Australian Flying Corps b: 1892 - d: 1918)

Accession Number PR90/138
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 7 folders
Object type Letters, Papers, Souvenir
Maker Banks-Smith, Sydney Harold
Date made 1915-1920
Access Open
Related File This file can be accessed via the Memorial's Reading Room. AWM371 90/0604
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Large collection of letters and postcards to his mother and other family members, including some letters to Banks-Smith from Australia. Describes experiences as a stretcher bearer at Gallipoli up to last night of evacuation, driver in France, and mechanic with AFC at Leighterton in England, where he was killed in an aircraft accident. Also included are two informal photographic portraits of Air Mechanic Sydney Harold Banks-Smith, circa 1918, while serving in No.8 Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC).