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Regimental number863
Place of birthWest Hartlepool, England
SchoolMaylands State School, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia5
OccupationFarm hand
AddressMaylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Smith, 79 Stuart Street, Maylands, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 21 May 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death18
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. II), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Maria ELLIOTT (formerly SMITH), 21 Tate Street, West Leederville, Western Australia, and the late David SMITH. Native of West Hartlepool, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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