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Regimental number134
Place of birthIlford Cottage, Ilford, Rylstone, New South Wales
SchoolGilgandra Public School, New South Wales
AddressGilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J Smirthwaile, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Persia on 10 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll734
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wounds at Heilly Hospital, France.
FateDied of wounds 24 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28

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