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Hubert Ronald SMERDON

Regimental number3747
Place of birthMile End, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressHughes Street, Mile End, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.25"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Smerdon, Hughes Street, Mile End, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date10 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 29 October 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 15 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: multiple gun shot wounds, chest, penetrating), Adelaide, 10 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 July 1970
Age at death72
Place of burialNorth Brighton North Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMERDON Hubert Ronald

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