Smith George Henry

SURNAME Smith
NAME George Henry
PLACE-BIRTH Townsville
OCCUPATION Labourer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Cairns
DATE-ENLISTMENT 28/10/16
NEXT-OF-KIN John Smith (father) Macknade, via Townsville.
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Address at enlistment
REGIMENT-1 2nd Light Horse
REGIMENT-2 Other Battalions
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
DATE-DISCHARGED 13/08/1919
OTHER-INFO British War medal, Victory medal. Died 15-03-71 aged 81 (buried Mossman Cemetery)
STORY-OUTLINE George Smith, from a Macknade (near Ingham) family, enlisted at Cairns in October 1916 at age 27. His address when enlisted was within Douglas Shire. He embarked from Sydney in January 1917, disembarked in England in April and was off to war in France in September 1917, Although initially placed in the 2nd Light Horse, he was soon shifted to 52nd Battalion and for most of his war effort, the 16th Battalion. He was hospitalised back to England in Novemeber then returned to France in February 1918. After the war he departed England for Australia in the Port Napier 12-05-19 and was discharged on 13 August 1919.
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