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Eric Gordon SMITH

Regimental number28799
Place of birthWilloughby, New South Wales
SchoolChatswood and Willoughby Public Schools, New South Wales
OccupationBoat builder
AddressTulloh Street, Willoughby, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Smith, Tulloh Street, Willoughby, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service18th Infantry; Served in the Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date18 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 11 September 1917
Place of death or woundingDickebusch, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death19.3
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. (), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary SMITH, 'Gordon', Tulloh Street, Willoughby, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 4531 Pte William Eric SMITH, 17th Bn, killed in action, 9 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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