DEATH OF LIEUTENANT TALBOT SMITH.
Private advice received by his parents in Adelaide on Monday contained news of the death of Lieutenant Talbot Smith, who was dangerously wounded in the head in the recent engagement in the Dardanelles. Lieutenant Eric Wilkes Talbot Smith, was the second son of Mr S. Talbot Smith, M.A.. of Adelaide, and a grandson of Sir Edwin Smith. He was born on April 28, 1892, and was educated at the Canterbury House School, conducted by the Rev. F. Slaney Poole, M.A., and at St. Peter's College, where be was captain of the rifle club. He entered the Federal Military College at Duntroon four years ago, and being within a year of completing his course was given a commission as lieutenant on the outbreak of war. Mr. Talbot Smith's eldest son, Donald, went to the front in February as a private in the Army Medical Corps.
City Council's Sympathy
At the meeting of the Adelaide City Council on Monday afternoon the Mayor (Mr. A. A. Simpson) made sympathetic reference to the death of Lieutenant Eric W. Talbot Smith. Alderman Prosser said the council regretted to learn that such a promising young officer had lost his life in the stern battle in the Dardanelles. He moved that a letter of sympathy be sent to the parents of Lieutenant Smith. While regretting his death, and sorrowing with the family they could rejoice that they had trained such fine young officers who were ready to go forward and fight the battle for the Empire. Alderman Issacs seconded and the motion was carried unanimously.
Sympathy from Norwood
Alderman Essery, who presided at the meeting of the Kensington and Norwood Council on Monday evening, said it was with deep regret that he referred to the death of Lieutenant E. W. Talbot Smith from wounds, received in action in Turkey. The gallant young officer's father, Mr. S. Talbot Smith, and his grandfather (Sir Edwin Smith) were esteemed fellow citizens. Lieutenant Smith, like many others who had gone to fight for the Empire, had earned their highest gratitude and praise. Four South Australian private soldiers had also been killed, and he was sure all members of the council desired to express their deepest sympathy with the bereaved relatives. Alderman Hooper moved that a letter of condolence be sent to the relatives of the late Lieutenant Talbot Smith. This was carried unanimously.
1915 'BIOGRAPHICAL PARTICULARS.', Chronicle(Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 8 May, p. 40, viewed 8 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89145278