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Leslie George Howard SMITH

Regimental number6689
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight138.25 lbs
Next of kinGuardian, Mrs Gray, State Children's Department, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMagill, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Leslie George
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herbert and Alice Adelaide SMITH. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date22 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 8 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 29 December 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 22 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 April 1931
Age at death32
Place of burialBroken Hill Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Leslie George Howard

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