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Samuel James NAISMITH

Regimental number3367
Place of birthTumbarumba, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSaddler
AddressSouth Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, S Naisith, 39 Cliff Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 13th Bn, Citizen Military Forces, for 3 years.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Eliza NAISMITH, 25 Portland Place, South Yarra, victoria
Family/military connectionsFather: 3694 Pte Samuel James NAISMITH, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, Egypt, 4 December 1915; discharged to duty, 6 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 4 April 1916. Taken on strength, 1st Pioneer Bn, 6 June 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 8 September 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 November 1916 (shell wound, leg and back); admitted to No. 9 General Hospital, Rouen, 8 November 1916. Transferred to England, 16 November 1916, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital (gun shot wound, severe). Granted furlough, 12 February 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 28 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 23 October 1917. Detached for duty to 1st Australian Division, 16 April-16 May 1918.

Killed in action (enemy mine), 17 September 1918.

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

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