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Albert Charles SMITHSON

Regimental number12
Place of birthLeichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolSouth Annandale & Cleveland St Public Schools, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address209 Parramatta Road, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinAlbert Smithson, 209 Parramatta Road, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 2 November 1916
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 15), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Agnes SMITHSON. Native of Leichhardt, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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