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Harold Edward SMITH

Regimental number5447
Place of birthLoftus Junction, Illawarra Line, New South Wales
SchoolHurstville Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMaida Vale, Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs T P Smith, Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20.9
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 36), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: albert and Theresa SMITH, 18 Augustus Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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