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Edward George SMYTH

Regimental number5882
Place of birthCollingwood, Melbourne Victoria
SchoolClifton Hill State School, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressMyrtle Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row K, Grave No. 2A), Beligum
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
100
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Eliza SMYTH; husband of Mabel SMYTH, 15 Hunter Street, Northcote, Victoria. Native of Collingwood, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3934 Henry William SMYTH, reported missing (later reported killed), 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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