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Arthur Hopetown SMITH

Regimental number2001
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
Other NamesSmith, Arthur Hopetoun
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Smith, Temora, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 January 1919
Date of death24 May 1919
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialTemora Cemetery (Portion Baptist, Row B, Grave No. 14), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary SMITH, Hoskins street, Temora, New South WalesPlaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date5 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 2 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 5 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death25 May 1919
Age at death26
Place of burialTemora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Arthur Hopetown

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