William Walter SMITH

Regimental number3106
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationProduce salesman
AddressOnehunga, Austenham Road, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 3"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L R Smith, Onehunga, Austenham Road, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
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Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date30 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Captured at Fleurbaix, reported Prisoner of War, Germany, 20 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 6 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), 30 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 September 1953
Age at death58
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH William Walter
Red Cross File 2570707S