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Malcolm Teesdale SMITH

Regimental number286
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
SchoolGuildford Grammar School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address2 Commerial Road, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.75"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Teesdale Smith,Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Melbourne University Rifles, Citizen Military Forces; ceased serving on relinquishing university studies.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 23), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Lydia SMITH, Arthur's Seat, Crafers, South Australia. Native of Albany, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: [528] Lt Paul Teesdale Smith DCM, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 21 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Killed in action, 27 April 1915.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Buried in the Valley of death. Chap. McKenzie.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPlace of birth on Attestation Form given as Devonport, Tasmania.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Malcolm Teesdale

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