Amos Roy (Roy) Smith
From Our Contribution
Gallipoli to Tripoli p.565 Browning & Gill
|Date of Birth||unknown 1895|
|Place of Birth||Northcote, Victoria|
|Death||19 Jan 1976|
|Place of Death||Busselton, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||19 years, 10 months|
5' 3 1/2" (1.61m) tall ; 105 lbs|
47.627 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Address||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Louis Lawrence Smith|
|Date of Enlistment||6 Aug 1915|
|Unit/Formation||10th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement / 3rd Light Horse Brigade, NZ and Australian Division|
|Date of Embarkation||22 Nov 1915 ‒ 14 Dec 1915|
|Ship Embarked On||RMS Mongolia|
|Date of Return||10 Jul 1919 ‒ 4 Aug 1919|
|Ship Returned On||SS Oxfordshire|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
Kelmscott War Memorial (South panel) |
Roleystone Honour Board
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
Entering the training depot he joined the 21st Depot Company on 4 Aug 1915. On 4 Nov 1915 Roy was allocated to the 12th reinforcement draft for the 10th Light Horse, and travelled with them to Egypt.
Two months after arriving in Egypt he was transferred from Serapeum to Heliopolis on 26 Feb 1916 where he joined the 10th Light Horse Regiment. Hospitalised with the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance from 4 Jul 1916 till 9 Jul 1916, with gastro-enteritis. This was followed by another stint in medical care from 16 - 25 Aug 1916. In Mar 1917 Roy spent another four days in hospital, this time with pneumonia, and on returning to his unit, on 27 Apr 1917 he was allocated the rank of Lance Corporal at Marakeb in Palestine.
In Sep 1917 at Shellal, Egypt, Roy participated in a course on the Hotchkiss Rifle and he qualified. He was made an acting Corporal between 20 May and 19 Aug 1918 and then promoted Corporal on 4 Nov 1918 when the regiment reached Homs (Syria). From 1 - 16 Jul 1918 Roy had been given time off in a Rest Camo at Port Said.
On 21 Apr 1919 Roy fell ill with appendicitis, and on 22 Apr 1919 he was admitted to the 14th Australian General Hospital at Abbassia. His condition was described as serious until 30 Apr 1919, when his condition was described as "Improved". On 25 May 1919 he was discharged from the 14th AGH to the Rest Camp at Port Said to await a ship home to Australia from Kantara.
Discharged by the 5th Military District on 2 Nov 1919
Roy married Florence Charlotte Hartley during 1922 in Perth. They had three children, 2 boys and one girl. Allan Smith was born during 1929.
Electoral Roll entries - 1921 at 367 Hay street, Subiaco, labourer - alone; 1925 at 8 Cross street, Subiaco, labourer with Florence Charlotte Holmes; 1931 at 7 Cross street, Subiaco; 1934 - 1936 at 34 Killarney street, Balkatta, a carrier - [Florence has dropped the Holmes, have they married??] 1937 at 140 Federation street, Leederville, carrier; 1963 - 1972 at 42 Harris road, Busselton, retired.