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Regimental number618
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, Adelaide, South Australia: Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales
Addressc/o D and W Murray, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr Robert Henderson Smith, c/o D and W Murray, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed from 1912 to August 1914 in the 86th Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, Machine Gun Section.
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Was in the first batch of volunteers who enlisted for service in the AIF on August 1914 from Camp at Fremantle. Joined Depot Camp at Blackboy Hill, 23 August 1914. Sailed with 11th Battalion per 'Ascanius' 31 October 1914. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant shortly before his death and posted to 'A Company' under Major Drake Brockman. (details from Robert Henderson Smith, father, Dromurray Limited, Barrack Street, Perth, Western Australia

FateKilled in Action 25 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 May 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 26), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Served as SMITH GEORGE HOLT HENDERSON, shown to be the correct name. Son of Robert Henderson Smith and Eleanor Catherine Holt, his wife, of Perth, Western Australia. Native of Adelaide. Cemetery details state that he enlisted under the name of George Holt Henderson SMITH.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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