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Frederick Walter SMITH

Regimental number3548
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationClerk
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Smith, Dulwich Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 May 1917
Place of enlistmentEast Sydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameJune 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number11/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918
Discharge date13 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Embarked Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1917, and taken on strength of Australian Base Depot Company, Camel Corps, Abbassia, the same day.

Posted to 4th Bn, Camel Corps, 21 February 1918; taken on strength of 18 Company, 4th Bn, Camel Corps, 22 February 1918.

Admitted to No 66 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 April 1918 (lumbago); transferred to No 26 Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 23 April 1918; to No 47 Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 25 April 1918; to No 44 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 1 May 1918; to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 2 May 1918; discharged and marched into Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 24 June 1918.

Marched into 5th Bde Details, Moascar, 3 July 1918.

Marched into Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 24 July 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment, 10 August 1918, and allotted number 3548A.

Evacuated to hospital, 28 August 1918; admitted to No 66 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 August 1918; transferred to No 76 Casualty Clearing Station, 31 August 1918; to No 44 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 31 August 1918 (lumbago); to No 31 General Hospital, Abbassia, 1 September 1918; classified B1, 11 October 1918; marched into Rest Camp, Port Said, 4 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Leicestershire', 24 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: debility), 13 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Cause of death: war effects
Date of death21 September 1926
Age at death38
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Frederick Walter

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