James Arthur SMITH

James Arthur Smith Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Engine Driver
Enlisted
23-March-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
27
Status
Single
Service No
27148
Rank
Gunner
Unit
3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 20th Reinforcements
Embarked
30-September-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
19-October-1917
Place
Ypres, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

James Smith arrived in France in March 1917 following three months artillery training in England. In May he was sent to hospital in England suffering from trench feet. After further artillery training, he returned to France in August and transferred to the 8th Field Artillery Brigade 29th Battery. Two months later in Belgium he was killed in action near Ypres.