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Arthur Gilbert SMITH

Regimental number1674
Place of birthMa Ma Creek, via Grantham, Queensland
SchoolState School, Ma Ma Creek via Grantham, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMama Creek via Grantham, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marian Smith, Mama Creek via Grantham, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets, also Light Horse until time of enlisting.
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted on January 22nd 1916, embarked June 3rd 1916 for overseas, arrived in Egypt July 6th, after a week left for England arriving July 26th. In October first saw active at Armentieres then on to France where he met his death. He was with the Lewis Gun Section.
FateKilled in Action 11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingEast Messines, Belgium
Age at death20.4
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBethlehem Farm East Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. I), Messines, Beligium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Marian SMITH, Mount Whitestone, Grantham, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1677 Pte Walter Herbert SMITH, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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