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Leonard Kerry SMILES

Regimental number909
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
SchoolSt Patrick's (Catholic) School, Albury, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWilson Street, Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Thomas Smiles, Wilson Street, Albury, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and in Militia.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in Alexandria, Egypt.
FateDied of wounds 1 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 88), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on the entrance gates to the grounds of St Patrick's Church, Albury. Parents: Thomas and Bridget SMILES, Wilson Street, Albury, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1225 Pte [Ernest] Pearce SMILES, 4th Pioneer Bn, died of wounds, 6 August 1916; 324 Pte Frank Stanley SMILES, 19th Bn, died of wounds whilst a prioner of war, 2 December 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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