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D'Arcy Benedict SMITH

Regimental number2740
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Miss Irene Smith, Lonsdown Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of disease 26 October 1917
Place of death or woundingDied of illness in hospital at Salisbury.
Age at death18
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialStratford-Sub-Castle (St. Lawrence) (Grave No. 126), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: thomas and Julia SMITH

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