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Reginald SMITH

Regimental number2268
Place of birthBungay, Suffolk, England
SchoolWitheringsett, East Suffolk, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 2"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinHollersley, Suffolk, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 42), La Chapelle D'Armentieres
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Ward of Mr W. KENT, Daisy Green, Great Ashfield, Bury St Edmunds, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 21st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7January 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength, 57th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength, 59th Bn, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Reginald

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