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William Christopher SMITH

Regimental number382
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
SchoolDaylesford State School, VIctoria
Addressc/o Garvie's PO, Hardan South, Leongatha, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinBrother, George Smith, Myrtleford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Place of enlistmentLeongatha, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Nominall Roll incorrectly gives date of death as 8 May 1918.
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXIV, Row H, Grave No. 18), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Margaret SMITH; husband of Mrs L.E. SMITH, 'Elmo', Inlet Road, Leongatha, Victoria. Note discrepancies in age and date of death.
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 4113 Pte William Ernest GARVIE, 24th Bn, died of wounds, 19 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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