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Charles Jesse SMITH

Regimental number2183
Place of birthBalaklava, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 4.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellenor Smith, 130 Grote Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1916
Discharge date18 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 March 1916 (injured right leg).

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 12 April 1916 (old compound fracture, right leg, crushed between two large beams of timber 14 years previously; dead bone subsequently removed on four occasions); discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 18 November 1916.

War service: 1 year 102 days (of which 97 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 May 1935 Death not attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Charles Jesse

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