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Great Southern Line | A Soldier's Story: Leslie William Smith
Dr Mary Hutchison
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Leslie William SMITH



Berrima District Historical and Family History Society Image Library



War Service record: NAA B2455, SMITH L W (no service no. allocated)

No family contact

Started work as a porter at Mittagong in c. 1915, at c. 15 years of age (based on photo information). Enlisted in Mittagong at the age of 18 years and 7 months 14 August 1918.  Did not serve as the War ended. Discharged 31 December 1918.

A 15 year old in his railway porter’s uniform (1915) most likely on his first day of work Three years later,18 years old, in his military uniform, having gained consent to enlist from his parents, and just a couple of months from the end of the war.

Born in Bowral in 1900. Died in 1971. Father: Walter Albert SMITH.

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