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Herbert Andrew Bachanan SMITH

Regimental number281
Date of birth29 April 1884
Place of birthBucky Springs near Bombala, New South Wales
SchoolRocky Hall, Burragate, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSawmiller
AddressBald Hills, Pambula, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWm. Smith, Lochiel, Pambula, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)While serving in France was wounded in the legs
Family/military connectionsBrother: George served with Herbert and was killed in action alongside him
Other detailsSon of William Alfred and Elizabeth Annie (nee Farrell) Smith. Married his wife Agatha in Bathurst on 5 April 1920 and they had ten children. After the war he worked as a Prison Warder in various gaols around New South Wales until his retirement.
Date of death29 November 1963
Place of burialNorth Rocks Cemetery, Parramatta, New South Wales

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