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Hedley SMITH

Regimental number1649
Place of birthRichmond, Tasmania
SchoolRichmond State School, Tasmania
AddressRichmond, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Samuel Smith, Richmond, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 March 1918
Place of death or woundingSpoilbank, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSpoilbank Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 6), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Bridget SMITH, richmond, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsHe had three brothers in the AIF:two were killed in action, one a Lance Corporal; the one that returned was a Warrant Officer in the Camel Corps in Palestine. Brother: 73 Pte Eric SMITH, 51st Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.

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