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Norman William SMITH

Regimental number600
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
SchoolDenmore Public School, Bridge of Don and Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAsphalter
Address'Tiverton', Gordon Street, Mont Albert, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Smith, Dubford by Bridgedon, Aberdeen, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLetter from Cpl to NOK said he was mentioned in despatches; no official word received.
FateDied of wounds 8 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPont D'Achilles Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret SMITH, Dubford, Murcar, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen Scotland
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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