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George Howett SMIRTHWAITE

Regimental number134
Place of birthIlford New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressGilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J Smirthwaite, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll734
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 24 December 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Second entry both matched
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 4), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Gilgandra Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: John A.D. (1858-1926, bu. Gilgandra Cemetery) and Agnes J. (1864-1902, bu. Gilgandra Cemetery) SMIRTHWAITE~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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