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Terry, Smedley Joseph John (Smedley Terry) of 4th Light Horse


Hello, I was looking for infomation on my great grandfathers.

This is what i have so far:

Name: Terry, Smedley Joseph John (Smedley Terry)
Number: 191
Rank: Driver [Dvr]
Unit: 4th Light Horse
Service: Army
Conflict: 1914-1918
Date of Death: 06/08/1915
Place of Death:
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Panel: 4
Cemetery or Memorial Details: GALLIPOLI 22. Shell Green Cemetery
Next Of Kin:
Place Of Enlistment: Drouin West, VIC
Native Place: Flaggy Creek VIC
Notes: TERRY, Dvr. Smedley Joseph John, 191. 4th Light Horse. Killed in action 6th Aug., 1915. Age 20.

He also had a brother named:

Terry, William Frederick Alfred
 
Number: Unknown
Rank: Private [Pte]
Unit: Depot Bn
Service: Army
Conflict: 1914-1918
Date of Death: 01/09/1915
Place of Death: Alfred Hosp Melbourne
 
I was hoping to find some more info on them Eg: Photographs or Letters. Little is known about them in my family and i would love to find out more.

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I have also found he enlisted on 22/8/14.
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Re: Terry, Smedley Joseph John (Smedley Terry) of 4th Light Horse


Found a photograph in the Australian War Memorial Website.

Description of the gravestone states:

The original joint grave of men of the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, who were all killed in action on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 6 August 1915. Identified on the tombstone: 549 Lance Corporal Humphry Osborne Moule, native of Brighton, Vic, died aged 22 years; 73 Tooper (Tpr) Frederick Charles Lionel Bridgeland (formerly served in the Boer War in the 5th Mounted Rifles Contingent), died aged 34 years; 191 Driver Smedley Joseph John Terry (Smedley Terry), native of Flaggy Creek, Vic, died aged 19 years; 192 Tpr Miles Nuel Turner, native of Colac, Vic, died aged 24 years. Tpr Turner's cousin, 7338 Private James Butler White, 23rd Battalion, was killed in action in Belgium on 5 October 1917, aged 19 years.
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Title
TERRY Smedley : Service Number - 191 : Place of Birth - Bairnsdale VIC : Place of Enlistment - Broadmeadows VIC : Next of Kin - (Mother) TERRY M A
Barcode
8390032 Series number
B2455 Series accession number
B2455/1
Control symbol
TERRY SMEDLEY
Contents date range
1914 - 1920
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Hi

You've probably already noted that your grandfather's Service Record can be purchased from the National Archives (which will probably take 4-6 weeks) - or you could wait until it is put on-line - this will supposedly happen anytime within the next 6 months.

Meanwhile, Smedley TERRY embarked at Melbourne 19/10/1914 on the A25 HMAT 'Anglo Egyptian' with A Squadron of the 4th LH.
A Squad landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula 22/5/1915.
Smedley was killed along with 4 other 4th lighthorsemen (including the other 3 in the grave photo) after [sign in to see URL] on the 6th, during a counter attack by the Turks on Leane's Trench.

One place you may find copies of letters would be the local paper of the time, which in this case would probably be Drouin.

Good luck in your search,
Cheers, Frev

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Hi Frev,

Thanks so much for you help. Could i ask which website you found that infomation on.

And thanks again for your time.

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Hi again Pyro80
Part of the info from my previous post came from the embarkation rolls, which can be found on the AWM website.
The rest came from 'Men of Beersheba' - the unit history of the 4th LH.
Cheers, Frev
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Thanks for the info Frev. Im on the hunt now for a copy of that book and ill take a look at the web site.

Cheers mate,

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