Sydney Roy Smith

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Sydney Roy Smith
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 8 Jan 1926
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years , 1 monh
Occupation Assistant projectionist
Religion Church of England
Address 56 Cargill street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Norman Smith
Military Information
Reg Number 441884
Date of Enlistment 12 Feb 1944
Rank Leading Aircraftman
Unit/Formation No. 10 Stores Depot RAAF (Maylands)
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

Attended the Whitakers Mill Government School from 1938 until 1940. Sydney had been a Volunteer Rating with the Naval Auxilary Patrol prior to his enlistment in the RAAF. He was working as an Assistant Cinema Projectionist for Metro Golwyn Mayer Co. Ltd.

War Service

Sydney enlisted in the RAAF at No. 4 RAAF Recruiting Centre in Perth on 12 Feb 1944, mustered as Air crew V. Later the same day he entered No. 5 Initial Training School RAAF at Clontarf. Early training completed he was appointed Leading Aircraftman on 20 May 1944, before he was posted on 21 Jun 1944 to No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School RAAF at Ballarat in Victoria. Following the completion of his training with them he was posted on 25 Aug 1944 to No. 1 Personnel Depot RAAF at the MCG in Melbourne.

On 15 Sep 1944 Sydney was remustered as a Trainee Tecnical and so reverted in rank to Aircraftman. On 25 Sep 1944 Sydney had returned to Perth's No. 5 School of Technical Training RAAF for prepatory training before returning on 12 Jan 1945 to No. 1 School of Technical Training RAAF in Melbourne to participate in the No. 143 Electricians courses (21 Jan 1945 - 9 Jun 1945 (MTC)) and (11 Jun 1945 to 10 Sep 1945 (IST)), having been remustered Electrician trade group II on 11 Sep 1945.

Sydney was posted to No. 4 Central Recovery Depot RAAF at Maylands on 15 Oct 1945, where he was appointed Leading Aircraftman on 11 Dec 1945. On 23 Apr 1946 his posting changed to No. 10 Stores Depot RAAF. Finally on 3 Sep 1946 Sydney was posted to No. 5 Personnel Depot RAAF to prepare for his discharge which took place on on 9 Sep 1946.

Post War

During 1947 Sydney married Stella Ruth Brown in Perth.

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at 119 Albany highway, Victoria Park, salesman; 1954 at 774 Albany highway, wine saloon proprietor; 1963 at Harrison street, Tuart Hill, radio operator; 1977 at Freemasons Hotel, Midland, publican; 1980 at 40 Harrison street, Balcatta, manager.


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