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Joseph Robert SMITH

Regimental number6813
Place of birthWycheproof, Victoria
SchoolHarmer School, England
AddressWyuna Town, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Smith, Wyuna Town, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in Caulfield Hospital, Melbourne.
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Date of death17 August 1920
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialcoburg Cemetery (Portion Methodist, Plot B, Grave No. 750B), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Sara SMITH. Native of Wycheproof, Victoria. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne 29 August 1919; died before discharge.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Joseph Robert

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