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Edward John SMITH

Regimental number1720
Place of birthSussex, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
AddressGrenfell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Miriam Mercer, Vines Cross, Horeham Road, Sussex, England
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 January 1919

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