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Ernest Sidney SMITH

Regimental number3280
Place of birthPons Creek, Gilgia, New England, New South Wales
SchoolBoranup State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressHolyoake, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susanah Harrison, SW Railway, Barrabupp, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28.1
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Susannah SMITH, Holyoake, Pinjarra, Western Australia. Native of Pons Creek, Gilgia, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2452 Pte Arthur Henry SMITH, 51st Bn, killed in action, 3 September 1916; 1364 Pte Albert John SMITH, 51st Bn, died of wounds, 5 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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