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Edward SMITH

Regimental number998
Place of birthYorkshire, England
SchoolNational School, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Smith, Hay Street, Yarm on Tees, Yorkshire, England
Previous military serviceServed for 10 years in the Yorkshire Territorials, British Army.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave No. 130), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie SMITH, Hay Street, Yarm-on-Tees, Yorks, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Sent to hospital from unit, Gallipoli, 15 July 1915; rejoined unit, 20 July 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Gallipoli, 25 July 1915, then transferred to Mudros the same day (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915; admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 12 August 1915; to Mena Convalescent Depot, 23 August 1915; to British Red Cross Convalescent Depot Montasah, Alexandria, 4 September 1915; discharged to Mustapha Base Details (4 days' Light Duties); embarked Alexandria, 3 November 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 9 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

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

Wounded in action, 19/20 July 1916; admitted No 15 Field Ambulance, then transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, then to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wounds, multiple).

Died of wounds, No 13 General Hospital, 21 July 1916.

Buried Boulogne Cemetery by Reverend T. S. Goude, 21 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Edward

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