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Ernest Joseph James SMITH

Regimental number6362
Place of birthCowra New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressSurry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs H C Smith, 408 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3886 Pte Arnold Joseph SMITH, 30th Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1918; 6363 Pte Claude Lester SMITH, 17th Bn, killed in action, 9 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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