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Charles Selby SMETZER

Regimental number2960
Place of birthClapham, SW London, England
SchoolOgle Street Grammar School, London W, England
Age on arrival in Australia33
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gwendoline Olive Smetzer, Blackwood Road, Deagon, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed throughout the South African War as Trooper, discharged on termination of War in April and served with rank of Sergeant for five years in South Africa constabulary.
Enlistment date29 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A58 Kabinga on 12 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1918
Place of death or woundingJordan Valley, Palestine
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Marian SMETZER (nee Plunkett); husband of Gwendoline SMETZER, Blackwood Road, Deagon, Sandgate, Queensland. Native of Clapham, London, England

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