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Ernest William SMITH

Regimental number6894A
Place of birthMaldon, Victoria
SchoolMaldon State School, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWoodstock West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Smith, Reef Street, Maldon, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6884
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHellesvilla
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 13), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
97
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary SMITH, Reef Street, Maldon, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 60998 Pte Frank SMITH, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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