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Samuel Lyle SMITH

Regimental number28326
Place of birthTully More, Broughshere, Co Antrim, Ireland
SchoolThe Academy, Ballymera, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia19
AddressKing Island, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height6' 0.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss S C S Smith, 19 Wolesley Street, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 23 May 1918
Place of death or woundingDied in General Hospital, Rouen.
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block Q, Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 16), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Margaret STEVENSON (formerly SMITH), and the late Samuel SMITH, J.P. Native of Broughshane, County Antrim, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916; marched in to Reserve Brigade, Australian Artillery, 29 December 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, Fargo, 31 January 1917 (influenza); discharged to duty, 14 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 June 1917; taken on strength, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 20 June 1917.

Transferred to 10th Field Artillery Brigade, 27 July 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 12 March 1918 (boils); transferred to 6th Field Ambulance, 24 March 1918; to 59th Field Ambulance, 2 April 1918; discharged to duty, 10 April 1918; rejoined unit, 13 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 21 April 1918 (gun shot wound, left hip); admitted same day to 8th Field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 22 april 1918; to Ambulance Train No 10, 22 April 1918, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 23 April 1918; died of wounds, 23 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Samuel Lyle

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