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James Harry Smith OLIFENT

Date of birth11 June 1869
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
AddressGlenelg, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation49
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Olifent, 'Clathy', 18 East Terrace, Glenelg, South Australia
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Reinforcements (March 1915-May 1919)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 2 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollSea Transport


Unit: -
Promotion date: 1 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Husband of Annie OLIFENT. Native of Adelaide. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Qld.
Other detailsWas speared in the leg and returned home but died in hospital in Cairns.
Date of death30 May 1920
Age at death50
Place of burialUnknown, died in Cairns

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