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William Alfred SMITH

Regimental number185
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address12 Chancery Lane, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Smith, 12 Chancery Lane, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Discharge date31 March 1919
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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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