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Eric Korf SMITH

Regimental number1212
Place of birthYachandahdah, Victoria
SchoolQueen's School, North Adelaide, South Australia
AddressYackandandah, Hart, South Australia
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Charlotte Smith, Yackandandah, Hart, South Australia
Previous military serviceHe was a member of a Rifle Club.
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted March 1915 and left for Egypt in Sept. From early boyhood was a fearless rider and was able to good work latter as a stretcher bearer for which he was awarded the M.M.
FateDied of disease 9 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Korf spelt Korff
Place of death or woundingDamascus, Syria
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo Known Grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Charlotte SMITH, Yackandandah, Hart, South Australia

Military Medal

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

Family/military connectionsCousin of Cpl E Harris killed at Pozieres and cousin of Lieut T W B Roberts MC.

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