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William Japhet James SMITH

Regimental number2944
Place of birthEchunga, South Australia
SchoolEchunga Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressWaikerie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Smith, Echunga, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mooltan on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Signal Squadron
FateDied of disease 22 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDamascus, Syria
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 10), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
26
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth SMITH, Echunga, South Australia
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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