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Eric Morley SMITH

Regimental number3112
Place of birthRye, Sussex, England
SchoolRye Grammar School, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J Smith,1 Seaview Terrace, Rye, Sussex, England
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularExtracts from letters received by his mother from his Comrades on the Field. 'He was the best of pals, a true soldier and a man'-CRH. 'One of the finest fellows I ever knew, always ready to do anyone a kindness'-GS. ' I have worked with Eric for 18mths and shared some rough digouts with him, I never heard a grumble but always ready to turn our direst straits into a joke, and many times cheered other on by making the best of things' -PM.
FateKilled in Action 26 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Morley spelt Morey
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 14), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Emily SMITH, 1 Sea View Terrace, Rye, Sussex, England

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