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John William James SMITHERS

Regimental number2478
Place of birthYoung, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKingsville Road, Young, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, G J Smithers, Kingsville Road, Young, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Discharge date24 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 10 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 1 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 24 July 1919.

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

Died at Callan Park Mental Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.
Date of death11 May 1934
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITHERS John William James

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