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Alfred John SMITH

Regimental number3255
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
Place of birthCooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
SchoolPublic High School, Newcastle, New South Wales
Address74 Parry Street, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 3"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Captain D Smith, 74 Parry Street, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years as a Compulsory Trainee in Militia at Newcastle and at Richmond, New South Wales.
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Duncan and Ada SMITH, 74 Parry Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother of Sgt Walter George Smith MM, 30th Battalion.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to, 56th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Transferred to 30th Bn, 12 March 1916; taken on strength 30th Bn, 12 March 1916.

Found guilty, 8 June 1916, of being improperly dressed on parade, Moascar, 6 June 1916: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Alfred John

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