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Edwin James SMITH

Regimental number1571
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMason
AddressRobert Street, Moonta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Edward George Smith, Robert Street, Moonta, South Australia
Enlistment date13 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1572
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 August 1916
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Moonta Cemetery, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'He did his duty nobly and brave/And now he lies in a hero's grave.' Parents: Edwin George (d. 28 July 1929, aged 73; bu. Moonta Cemetery) and Margaret Jane (d. 6 January 1913, aged 59; bu. Moonta Cemetery) SMITH
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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