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Regimental number739
Place of birthBelfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland
AddressNewstead, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7.25"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Miss Davis, Glencairn, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceMember of the Belfast Rifle Club for 3 years.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentCastlemaine, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Salvage Company
FateDischarged 5 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Left at Alexandria, when 7th Bn proceeded to Gallipoli, as Foreman, 'C' Coy, to join the Australian Overseas Base, 4 April 1915. Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Moascar, 2 June 1916. Promoted Sergeant, 3 June 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916. On command to 5th Divisional Salvage Company, 13 July 1916; transferred to 5th DSC, 10 January 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 3 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 23 September 1917. To United Kingdom on leave, 4 September 1918; rejoined unit, 23 September 1918.

Proceeded on 75 days' leave with pay in the United Kingdom, 12 November 1918; attached to Australian Army Pay Corps, 29 January 1919, on expiration of leave.

Discharged from the AIF in London on being demobilised, 5 March 1919.

Total war service: 4 years 194 days (of which 4 years 194 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Harry

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