Arthur Henson Smith

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: Henson

Last name: Smith

Personal information:

Corporal A. H. Smith, clerk of Castlemaine, Victoria, aged 26, embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A27 Southern, 20 Oct. 1914 with the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, A.I.F. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Belgium. In 1919 he served on S.S. Willochra, repatriating prisoners of war and returned to Australia 23 Sept. 1919. Captain on NR

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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