1896 Jul 10 Born Clonmel, Tipperary (RIC says Clonmel, Army gives Clonmel. His father is a "senior inspector of national schools in Ireland")
1901 census at Knockrea, Blackrock, Cork
1911 census at 25 York Road, Rathmines & Rathgar West, Dublin
He was educated at St Marys College , Rathmines
1916 Feb 2. Enlisted in Durham Light Infantry. His address is Churchtown House , Navan , Meath. He was a Medical Student at Trinity College, Dublin. His brother was in RAMC, E F Smith
1917 Dec 19. Commissioned 2nd Lt in MGC - "Joseph Vincent Smith"
1918 Dec 23. Relinquishes his commission as 2nd Lt in MGC. His address is :Grallagh House, Thurles.
1920 Aug 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 217. Posted to ?
1920 Oct 11. Discharged from ADRIC for misconduct.
1921 Feb 12. Leaves UK for USA. He is going to be with his brother in upstate New York. He is a factory engineer
1937 Apr 14. He writes from USA to get his service record. Oddly I cannot find him in any USA censuses
1042 Draft Card in USA