2nd Lt. James Sydney Wharrie Smith

1894 Jul 16. Born Waterloo, Lancs

1901 census at Howards Road, Shirley

1911 census at 22 Suffolk Avenue Southampton

1911 Feb 10. Enlisted in TA of Hants RGA

1911 to 1914 A Manager at Royal Mail Steam Packet Coy

1917 Jan 12. Posted to France to 3 Jan 1918

1918 May 31. Discharged from RGA to take a RAF commission

1918 Jun 20 Cadet granted commission as 2nd Lt (Observer) RAF service record on TNA.

1919 Apr 23. Transferred to unemployed list. 2nd Lt. J. S. Wharrie-Smith.

1920 Dec 20 Joined ADRIC with service no 1293. Posted to M Coy

1921 Feb 3. Involved in Clonfin Ambush . "I asked the leader of the rebels what he proposed to do with us and if would let us keep one of our tenders to take our wounded away in. He said "You may go free. Several of the others did their best to persuade him to kill us in cold blood, but he refused to allow this"

1922 Jan. Appears to have served until the demobilisation of ADRIC

1925 On Electoral Roll in Swan, Western Aus. He is a Farm Hand

1928 On Electoral Roll at Maribyrnong, Victoria. He is a Clerk in Railway Construction

1947 Apr 7. Died in Australia Smith, James Sydney, also known as James Sydney Wharrie Smith, late of Royal Park, chauffeur, died intestate.

1948 Nov 14 Solicitors try to find his next of kin.