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Alfred Ernest SMITH

Regimental number22479
Place of birthApple Tree Gully, Near Inverell, New South Wales
SchoolState School No 2961, Pearcedale, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressFair View, Skipton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, G Smith, Fair View, Skipton PO, Skipton, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 29 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death25.2
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 16), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Victoria SMITH, "Fairbiew", Skipton, Victoria. Native of Apple Tree Gully, Inverell, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother Driver David Smith No 661, 38th Batt, served on Western Front from Nov 1916-Sep 1918 returned.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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