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Joseph William SMITH

Regimental number5438
Place of birthSt Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Place of birthSt. Peter's, New South Wales
SchoolTempe Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address32 Wentworth Street, Tempe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Smith, 32 Wentworth Street, Tempe, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 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 Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
20
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Eliza SMITH
Family/military connectionsBrother Pte F J Saunders No 679 17th Battalion.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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