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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Thomas Edward SMITH

Born 1 December 1882 in Willaston, South Australia [55]
Son of William Henry SMITH and Annie Gertrude RYAN [55]
Lance Corporal 07488 in the South African Light Horse in South Africa during the Boer War [30]
Married Mary MILLER in Perth in 1914 [66]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Blackboy Hill on 21 January 1915[30: item 1789422]
Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 7½ inches tall, weighed 11 stone and had grey eyes, brown hair and a medium complexion [30]
After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed to the 3rd Reinforcements of the Australian Army Service Corps
Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A54 Runic on 12 February 1915 [30]
Served briefly in Greece and at Gallipoli before being taken on strength of the 2nd Company of the A.A.S.C. on 11 March 1916 [30]
Private 5453 in the 2nd Company of the Australian Army Service Corps (A.A.S.C.) in France during the First World War [30]
Discharged from the A.I.F. on 23 March 1919 in Perth; received the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Butcher of 96 Queen Victoria Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle in 1936[50]
Worked for butcher Ernest C. ANDREWS at 14 Macpherson Street, Carnamah for a few weeks in October and November 1936 [5]
While making sausages in Carnamah on Saturday morning 7 November 1936 his index finger got caught and was severely lacerated [5]
His finger was amputated at the second joint by Dr M. A. MAYRHOFER at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5]
He returned to Perth on Monday 9 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas Edward Smith' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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