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James SMITH

Regimental number341
Place of birthInvercargill, New Zealand
True NameSORO, Michael
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShearer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ina Glanville, 60 Cambria Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 9 months in No 1 Company, Royal New Zealand Engineers, Christchurch; resigned.
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 September 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date19 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 18 May 1915 (bullet wound, right shoulder and calf), and admitted to 4th Field Ambulance; transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Benalla', 13 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 19 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 October 1962
Place of burialCharters Towers Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH James

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