I am in receipt of your letter dated 17th inst. but regret to say that I am unable to give you any further information regarding Pte A.A. Smith.
The only information I have is that he went into action on 21st March last & was afterwards reported as missing. I am sorry to say nothing more of him has been heard but it is quite possible that he was taken prisoner of war.
Trusting this will relieve your anxious time.
M Wood Capt
o/c A Coy