Smith Frederick

SURNAME Smith
NAME Frederick
PLACE-BIRTH Newcastle NSW.
OCCUPATION Carter.
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Cairns
DATE-ENLISTMENT 3/06/2016
NEXT-OF-KIN (daugther child) Miss Ivy May Smith.Mossman Qld.
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Employed Mossman Qld, and next of kin lived in Mossman
REGIMENT-1 47th Battalion AIF
RANK Corporal
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
DATE-DISCHARGED M/U 29/6/19
OTHER-INFO Embarked on Marathon 27 -10-16; British War Medal, Victory Medal
STORY-OUTLINE Corporal Fredrick Smith was born in Newcastle N.S.W. He was employed and lived in Mossman Qld. He enlisted in Cairns. He was recorded as being a widower with a child, daughter Miss Ivy May Smith.of Mossman, as next of kin. There was an enquiry from a Lady saying she had been deserted 3 years ago by her husband and wanted information on Fredrick Smith who enlisted in Cairns, no further letters. ¬Ě¬ĚCorporal F Smith served 15 months in the field then was reported missing in Action 5/04/18. He was then reported wounded and a P.O.W. in German Hands. He escaped from the Prison camp and returned to Allied lines just as the war ended. He was repatriated to England 25/11/18 and returned to Australia 5/03/19, discharged 29/06/19. Fred Smith married Mabel Lematy at Mossman, then moved to a property at Hughenden and subsequently to Brunswick Heads.
SERVICE-NO 3030A