John SMITH c.1816-1892
Catherine McINNES c.1849-1920

Scotland ; Digby & Hotspur, S-W Victoria, Australia

John SMITH b. c.1816 Inverness-shire, Scotland, son of Charles SMITH and Ellen CATTANACH was married in Victoria in 1868 to Catherine McINNES b. c.1849 Inverness-Shire, Scotland, daughter of John McINNES and Flora McDONALD.

Catherine McINNES was the younger sister of Kate McINESS who was married to Neil McRAE.

John SMITH was married prior to 1868, as he was a widower, aged 52y when he married in 1868 at Hotspur, S-W Victoria to Catherine McINNES, but nothing is currently known of his first marriage.

John SMITH died at Hotspur in 1892 and was buried in the Hotspur cemetery and his widow Catherine also died at Hostspur in 1920.

John SMITH and Catherine McINNES had the following children:

  1. John SMITH b. 1866, Digby, S-W Vic, d. 1937, Hotspur, S-W Vic;

  2. Charles SMITH b. 1869, Hotspur, S-W Vic., d. 1955, Coleraine, S-W Vic;

  3. Angus SMITH b. 1871, Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1935, Edenhope, S-W Vic;

  4. Hector SMITH b. 1873, Digby, S-W Vic., d. 1947, Casterton hospital, S-W Vic;

  5. Catharine SMITH b. 1875, Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1963, Coleraine, S-W Vic., m. George Anthony SYPOTT 1871-1967, b. Hotspur, S-W Vic., d. Coleraine, S-W Vic.;

  6. Mary SMITH b. 1875, Hotspur, S-W Vic., d. 1955, Edenhope, S-W Vic., m. Richard Charles GUTHRIDGE 1870-1929, b. Carapook, S-W Vic., d. Edenhope, S-W Vic. 2 children.;

  7. Duncan SMITH b. 1878, Hotspur, S-W Vic., d. 1918, near Damascus, Syria
    • 1915, Dec : Labourer, single, aged 35y of Hostspur, S-W Vic.
    • 1915, 14th Dec : Tpr 2477, 4th, Light Horse Regiment, AIF, enlisted
    • 1916, 6th May : Tpr 2477, 4th, Light Horse Regiment, AIF, embarked "Clan Maccorquodale" Melbourne, Vic.
    • 1917, 31st Oct : Tpr 2477, 4th, Light Horse Regiment, AIF, "Charger" at Beersheba, Palestine
    • 1918, 18th Oct : Tpr 2477, 4th, Light Horse Regiment, AIF, died of disease, near Damascus, Syria
    • Tree No 17, Hotspur Avenue of Honour
    • Named : Hotspur State School Honour Roll

  8. Donald SMITH b. 1881, Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1888, Hotpsur, S-W Vic;

  9. Flora SMITH b. 1887. Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1966, Coleraine, S-W Vic., m. .... RIGGS;

  10. Donald SMITH b. 1889, Hotspur, S-W Vic, d. 1898, Hotspur, S-W Vic.;

  11. James McPherson SMITH b. 1892, Hotspur, Vic, d. 1917, France
    • 1915, Jul : Labourer, single, aged 23y of Hotspur, S-W Vic.
    • 1915, July 9th, Pte 3456, 8th Battalion, AIF, enlisted
    • 1915, Oct 11th, Pte 3456, 8th Battalion, AIF, embarked "Nestor" from melbourne, Vic.
    • 1917, Feb 8th, Cpl 3456, 6th Battalion, AIF, died of wounds, Dernancourt (near Albert), France
    • Tree No 73, Digby Avenue of Honour
    • Tree No 21, Hotspur Avenue of Honour
    • Named : Hotspur State School Honour Roll

Tpr Duncan Smith
Pte Donald McINNES, No 3108 37th Battalion AIF, KIA 15th Jun 1918, France. Donald was a cousin of James McPherson SMITH and is buried in the Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux, France.
James Smith
Cpl. James McPherson Smith, No 3456A, 6th Battalion AIF, d. 8 Feb 1917, France, buried Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

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