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Ferrier Eyre SMITH

Regimental number34235
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolMelbourne Church of England Grammar School, Victoria
Other trainingHawkesbury Agricultural College, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
Address33 Malvern Road, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, E Smith, 33 Malvern Road, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Lieutenant in Cadet Corps (Marksmen's Badges, New South Wales)
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDiploma of Agriculture at Hawkesbury Agricultural College, NSW. Passed Matriculation at Melbourne University.
FateDied of wounds 15 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row H, Grave No. 11A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Rhoda SMITH, Murray Street, Malvern, Victoria. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 34240 Gunner Trevor Torrens SMITH, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 24 January 1918; 34101 Pte Julian Isle SMITH, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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