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Duncan Archibald Sinclair SMITH

Regimental number648
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolEchuca Grammar School, Victoria
OccupationBank clerk
AddressLondon Bank, Nambour, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Janet Cameron Smith, Dickson Street, Echuca, Victoria
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 58), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Moama Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: John Cairns (d. 6 March 1932, aged 68; bu. Moama) and Janet Cameron (d. 7 June 1936, aged 81; bu. Moama) SMITH, Dickson Street, Echuca, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: Lt James Gordon McKINLEY killed June 1915 [cannot be identified]; Lt Gilbert McKINLET MM MC, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 June 1919; 3205 Corporal Alexander Warwick McKINLEY, 60th Bn, killed in action, 27 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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