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Charles Henry SMITH

Regimental number2527
Place of birthNewton Abbot, Devonshire, England
SchoolMoonee Ponds State School, Victoria
Other trainingStudying for Methodist Ministry.
Age on arrival in Australia1
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLinotype operator
Address47 Park Street, Parkville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, William Henry Smith, 47 Park Street, Parkville, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBrunswick, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was very interested in Church and Sunday School work. He tried to enlist four times before he was accepted.
FateKilled in Action 15 March 1918
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialTorreken Farm Cemetery No. 1 (Row F, Grave No. 3), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Blanch SMITH, "Brondesbury", Coppin Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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