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George William SMITH

Regimental number3929
Place of birthSwan Hill, Victoria
SchoolState School at Jarrahdale and Nanga Brook, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMill hand
AddressHollyoake Mill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Fraser Smith, Holyoake Mill, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row b, Grave No. 12), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen SMITH, Holyoake, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins killed and one who died after returning to Western Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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