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Regimental number2788
Date of birth1891
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorthlands, Hazelbank Road, West Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, George Henry Smithers, Northlands, Hazelbank Road, West Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot II, Row b, Grave No. 16), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Ada SMITHERS, 'Wenduyne', Old South Head Road, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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