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Charles George SMELT

Regimental number2424
Place of birthYongala, South Australia
AddressTickera, near Kadina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Smelt, Tickera, near Kadina, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Discharge date5 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3225 Pte Frederick Henry SMELT, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 July 1919.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 28 February 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 10 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 5 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 February 1932
Age at death41.1
Place of burialMurray Bridge Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMELT Charles George

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