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Joseph Charles SMITH

Regimental number10679
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAt sea
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35.11
Height5' 5.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Smith, 9 Morley Road, Leicester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Discharge date19 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Raranga', 8 September 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 27 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 19 December 1919.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 July 1960
Age at death80
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Joseph Charles

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