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Harold John SMITHAM

Regimental number694
Date of birth1891
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolSchool of Mines, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStudent
AddressCentral Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinUncle, Jas Hebbard, Central Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Age at death25.6
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot VIII, Row K, Grave No. 2), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Amelia SMITHAM. Native of Geelong, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin (?): 143 Walter Lindsay HEBBARD, 23rd Bn, died of wounds received at Gallipoli, 13 December 1915.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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