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Alfred Smith

Private

23rd Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Fraxinus Pennsylvanica
  • Planted By: E, Carey
  • Plaque: 1615

Additional Info

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Biography

Alfred Smith was born in Melbourne, Victoria, was single and a Labourer when he enlisted with the 23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement on 26 June 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. He proceeded overseas to France in September 1916, marching in to join his unit at Etaples. On 7 October 1916 he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the forehead. He was evacuated to hospital where he recovered and re-joined his unit from wounded on 23 February 1917.

On 4 October 1917 he was again wounded in action with a severe gunshot wound to the left leg and right foot. He died of his wounds five days later.
Tree No. 1615

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour