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William George Thomas SMITH

Regimental number5226
Place of birthPort McDonnell, South Australia
SchoolPort McDonnell Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLygar Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Smith, Lygar Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William George
Place of death or woundingDied in hospital, Edmonaston, England
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 2), Surrey, England/
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Catherine SMITH. Native of Mount Gambier, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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