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William Frank SMITH

Regimental number2720
Place of birthOrpington, Kent, England
SchoolChislehurst Road Board School, Orpington, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHarnessmaker
Addressc/o Mrs. Alexandra, Evans Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Smith, c/o Lady Evan, Smart Hill, Penshurst, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 July 1916
Place of death or woundingBetween Contalmaison and Pozieres, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 19), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
179
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Eliza SMITH, Laundry Cottage, Kevington Street, Mary Cray, Kent, England. Native of Orpington, Kent

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