Archibald Kenneth Smith DSM Chief Petty Officer
April 7, 2013
my grandad is Archibald Kenneth Smith DSM ( he was called Tommy ) he served with the RAN for twenty one years , his service number was 19101.
sadly i never met him as he passed in 1962.
a great deal of his service was in HMAS Canberra and from there to the corvettes.
Is there an historian you would recommend to research his service records for me , i am able to view these and save from the government site however i would love to access items such as ships logs etc as to get a better picture of his time at sea.
i would dearly love to hear from someone who may have served with him , that would be an extra special moment.
I am very humbled by the enormous efforts of all involved during those terrible days of war . lest we forget.
any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Her log would have gone down with her when sunk at Savo.
Regret I cannot recommend an historian for you.
I will mail Corvette details in another E-Mail.
Website National Archives of Australia WW2 Your Grand Dad's RAN Certificate of Service is attached.