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Stanley Frank SMILES

Regimental number324
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
Other NamesFrank Stanley
SchoolSt Patrick's (Catholic) School, Albury, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressAlbury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Smiles, Wilson Street, Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied whilst prisoner of war.
FateDied of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War 2 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialDouchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
89
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; 909 Pte Leonard Kerry SMILES, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, 1 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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