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John Hewitson SMYTHE

Regimental number1393
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolBroomfield State School, Victoria
AddressC/o Mrs E Brown, 11 Main Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John George Smythe, Mercer Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Previous military service70th Infantry; Served in the Military Cadets.
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 April 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death19.7
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 18), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ethel SMYTHE, Mercer Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: John Joseph HEWITSON MM
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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