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John Smith

Private

8th Batt.

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss R. Edwards
  • Plaque: 225

Additional Info

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Biography

John Patrick Smith was born in Millbrook, and enlisted from Ballarat on 28th August 1914. He was 19 years old, single and a labourer. He joined the 81h Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 280. On 2nd November 1917 he was killed in the trenches in the Passchendaele area, and is buried in the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.
Tree No. 225

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour