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Rupert David SMITH

Regimental number1924
Place of birthMelrose, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliz Alice Smith, 'Larrakujah', Douglas Street, Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollField Squadron Engineers A.M.D.
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Discharge date30 January 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 9984 Pte Leslie Melrose SMITH, 14th Field Ambulance, died of wounds, 23 September 1917; 6635 Pte William Sidney SMITH, 4th Division Headquarters, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 15 March 1919; disembarked Perth, 10 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 30 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 December 1925
Age at death44
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 8 East, Grave 13), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Rupert David

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