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Benjamin Frederick SMART

Regimental number5767
Place of birthWynyard, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWynyard, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Pegg, Somerset, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 5 1/2 years in Cadets and Militia with rank of Sergeant.
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 8 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 April 1918
Age at death21.10
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary SMART, Mangalore, Tasmania. Native of Wynyard, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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