Vale WO1 Smith
After being informed of his Australia Day honour, Mr Smith, also a former honorary RSM of the Royal Australian Regiment, kept it a secret.
Mr Smith served with 3RAR in Malaya, 4RAR in Malaysia and Borneo, and with the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam.
He was a former RSM of the Adelaide University Regiment and a past president of the Keswick and Richmond RSL sub-branch. He was also involved in the formation of 4RAR Association.
Mr Smith’s funeral was held on January 14 in Pasadena, South Australia, and was attended by close to 400 mourners.