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John Desmond SMITH

Regimental number2752
Place of birthBega, South Coast, New South Wales
SchoolAlbion St Public School, Paddington, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationJockey
Address17 Marlborough Street, Surrey Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Alfred John Desmond, 17 Marlborough Street, Surrey Hills, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 December 1918
Place of death or woundingBailleul, France
Date of death17 February 1918
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 31), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Catherine SMITH, 5 ridge Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales. Native of Bega, New South Wales. Note date of death
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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