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Edwin SMITH

Regimental number6585
Place of birthAlton, Hants, England
Place of birthAlton, Hants., England
SchoolPublic School, England
Age on arrival in Australia33
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address26 Gainess Avenue, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, S Smith, 26 Gainess Avenue, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Imperial RFA as driver, then through the South African War, one of the final contingent to land.
Enlistment date3 June 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialVaulx Australian Field Ambulance Cemetery (Row C, Grave No.19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
34
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Horace and Charlotte SMITH; husband of Sarah SMITH, 145 Petersham Road, Sydney
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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