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Alfred Edwin SMITH

Regimental number6747
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
AddressSouth Terrace, Dorothy Park, Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5'9.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lucy H Smith, South Terrace, Dorothy Park, Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service2 years Public School cadets 2 years Senior Cadets 4 years Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Date of death23 June 1920
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Church of England, Plot H, Grave No. 2457). New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
183
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Archibald and Caroline SMITH; husband of Mrs Lucy SMITH. Native of Darlinghurst, New South Wales. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.
Discharge date5 June 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A14 'Euripides', 30 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 21 March 1918; for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 5 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Alfred Edwin

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