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Alexander Robert SMITH

Regimental number2592
Date of birth6 April 1888
Place of birthKingston, South Australia
OccupationPolice constable
AddressLoxton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27.8
Height5' 9"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Daisy Linda Maud Smith, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Discharge date5 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Aeneas', 1 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, ankle), Adelaide, 5 March 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S65522.
Date of death9 August 1965
Age at death77
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Alexander Robert

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