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Edward Hamilton SMITH

Regimental number4528
Place of birthDarlington, Sydney, New South Wales
Place of birthRockdale, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
AddressRocky Point Road, Rockdale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinGrandparent, H G Benson, Rocky Point Road, Rockdale, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row F, Grave No. 2), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: thomas and Mary SMITH
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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