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Richard Francis SMALES

Regimental number2802
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
SchoolWhite Gum Valley State School, Fremantle, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressParker Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Thomas Smales, Wanneroo, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2803
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried by shell in dig out at Mouquet Farm.
FateKilled in Action 3 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death21.2
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XIII, Row L, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: thomas and Elizabeth SMALES, Wanneroo, Western Australia

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