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Ernest William SMITH

Regimental number644
Date of birth1 November 1893
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address396 Southwark Park Road, Rotherhithe, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Smith, 396 Southwark Park Road, Rotherhithe, London, England
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 5 August 1940; discharged, 31 January 1944, as N70643 Private, 2nd Garrison Bn.
Miscellaneous detailsAge entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as 30.
Date of death12 April 1963
Age at death69
Place of burialAlbion Park Cemetery, New South Wales

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