Edward George SMYTH

Regimental number2676
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address9 Weatherill Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23.8
Height5' 2.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elsie V Smyth, 9 Weatherill Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets; voluntary discharge. Previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement.
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
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Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date16 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Benalla', 13 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit: wounded: loss of right eye, wound, left arm), Sydney, 16 October 1917.

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

Death attributed to War Service.
Miscellaneous detailsService number incorrectly entered on NAA RecordSearch as 2376.
Date of death5 July 1931
Age at death40
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 10, 2334), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMYTH Edward George