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Charles SMITH

Regimental number4884
Place of birthMerewether, New South Wales
True NameSMITH, Charles Thomas Pickering
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner and labourer
AddressWydham Street, Greta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight109 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Smith, Wydnam Street, Greta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 14th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret SMITH, Wyndham Street, Greta, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Buried at Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Charles

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