12 June 1915
The late Mr. Trevor Owen Smyth was a lieutenant in the 10th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces, and was 28 years of age. He was the elder of the two sons of Mr. C. E. Owen Smyth, I.S.O. (Superintendent of Public Buildings, Adelaide). After having been educated at St. Peter's College, he was for some time associated with the staff of the Bank of New South Wales in Adelaide, then proceeded as a cadet to the bank's Cuthroo sheep station, on the River Murray. Prior to that time he had received a commission in the 10th Adelaide Rifles, of which Colonel S. Price Weir, now commanding the 10th Battalion, was the adjutant.
Lieutenant Owen Smyth had during the last few years preceding the war lived principally in the back country of Northern Queensland, where he was looking for sheep land. He had decided to take up a small property west of Rockhampton and had paid a deposit on it. The outbreak of the war, however, altered his plans, and he returned immediately to Adelaide to enrol in the 10th Battalion. He was a man of lovable disposition, of powerful physique, and a splendid horseman. He was noted for his skill with the rifle and revolver.
1915 'LIEUTENANT TREVOR OWEN SMYTH.', Chronicle(Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 12 June, p. 44, viewed 6 July, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89148390