Historical information

A portrait of Legatee Arthur Henson Smith who was a legatee that had rejoined to serve in the second World War. His ribbon bar indicates he had served in the first World War.
His Vale notice that appeared in the Bulletin on 22 January 1973 says he had landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He went on to serve with the 2nd Brigade AFA and the 3rd Army Brigade Artillery. On 1 May 1940 he enlisted with the 2/9 Field Regiment of the 2nd AIF with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and served in Syria and the Middle East.
Arthur Smith was inducted into Legacy in 1935 and served on many committees, until he reluctantly was put on reserve list in 1965 due to illness. He died in 1973.
The portrait was in an album of photos taken in the 1940s (mostly 1945).

Significance

A record of a legatee enlisting to serve in the second World War.

Physical description

Black and white portrait of Arthur Smith, who was a legatee who re-enlisted in WW2. Part of a photo album with blue leather look back and front cover. From one of 20 pages with black and white photos.