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Dereck Charles FREEMAN-SMITH

Regimental number7720
Place of birthLeytonstone, Essex, England
SchoolFremantle Boys School, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia7
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressClaremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, C Freeman Smith, Goldsmith Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 April 1917
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1918
Place of death or woundingMerris
Age at death18.11
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Lydia Elizabeth FREEMAN-SMITH, Goldsmith Road, Claremont, Western Australia. Native of Leytonstone, Essex, England
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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