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Edward Albert SMITH

Regimental number773
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolState School, WA and City Commerical College, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressBoreham Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Smith, Boreham Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of meningitis.
FateDied of disease 19 April 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 174), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Margaret SMITH, 27 Boreham, Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia

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