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Albert Ernest Smith

Albert Ernest Smith

Male 1917 - 2004  (86 years)

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  • Name Albert Ernest Smith 
    Born 28 Dec 1917  Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1936  Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 3 Dec 1941 
    Registration 1958  Byrne St, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 28 Apr 2004  Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 28 Apr 2004  Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • QX34019 CAPTAIN W.W.II Born in Mareeba 28th December, 1917 Named Albert after his foster uncle, Albert Abbott, killed in World War 1 and Ernest after his maternal Grandfather ALBERT was educated at the Mareeba Primary School until the age of 12. (One of his teachers, Mrs. Wright, taught his son IAN ROBERT some 35 years later.) He passed the State Scholarship Examination as a qualifcation to a Secondary education. As the school leaving age was 14 he had to undertake secondary education. There were no secondar y education facilities in Mareeba so his parents made sacrifices to enable him to attend Townsville Grammar School. At the age of 14 he passed the Junior Public Examination (Grade 10) in 1931. The country at this time was in the grip of an economic depression and his parents having committed themselves to the purchase of Mr. Vaughn's business could not afford for him to continue a secondary education. Jobs were hard to come by and he was temporarily employed in his father' s furniture factory.
      In December 1932 a position became vacant for an office boy in the Mareeba branch of Jack & Newell Pty. Ltd.
      1936 Joined Citizens Military Forces (part time army)
      1938 Promoted to Corporal
      1940 Promoted to Sergeant
      1940 Moved to Mossman as Branch Accountant for Jack & Newell
      1940 Towards the end of the year commenced full time military service with 51st Battalion.
      1941 Commissioned as Lieutenant.
      1943 July to 1944 August - Served in Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya )
      1944 August to 1945 August - Attended staff officers course and apppointed Assistant Adjutant of 31/51 Battalion.
      1944 December to 1945 August - Served in Bouganville.
      1945 July - Appointed Adjutant 31/51 Battallion and promoted to Temporary Captain
      1945 August - War with Japan concluded
      1945 September to 1945 December - Served with force taking surrender and arranging re-occupation of Nauru.
      1945 December to 1946 June - Stationed at Rabaul
      1946 July - Discharged from army in Sydney - Rank given as Captain
      1946 August - Re-joined Jack & Newell Pty. Ltd. as Internal Auditor.
      1949 26th November - Married BERYL IRENE MOODY at St. John's Cairns.
      1951 February - Moved into own home at 18 Walsh St. Mareeba, had previously resided in the old Moody residence, Granite Ck.
      1982 Retired from active employment
      Sporting Interests : Rugby League and Tennis at Townsville Grammar School. Captain and Secretary of St. George's Tennis Club, Mareeba 1934- 1940 buried Mareeba lawn cemetery.
    Person ID I4940  Roy~Royes | Claxton-Harris, Moody
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2017 

    Family Beryl Irene Moody
              b. 28 Jul 1928, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Jan 2007, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1949  Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St John's
    Children 
    +1. I.R. Smith
    +2. N.G. Smith
    +3. A.J. Smith
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1709  Family Group  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Dec 1917 - Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Australian Citizens Military Forces: Cpl 1938, Sgt 1940 - 1936 - Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Nov 1949 - Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - manager - 1958 - Byrne St, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Apr 2004 - Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 28 Apr 2004 - Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1980, Ancestry.com, QLD/1958/Leichardt/Mareeba.