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Harry Albert SMITH

Regimental number2023
Place of birthNatimuk, Victoria
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
SchoolMidland Junction State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressChapman Road, Geraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Charles Edward Smith, Chapman Road, Geraldton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and Field Artillery.
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRifleman made several records/dismissed from the artillery through losing one eye, felt his dismissal keenly. He made application, Broken Hill, Adelaide, Coolgardie, Perth twice and Geraldton twice before being accepted through having glass eye.
FateDied of wounds 30 June 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26.3
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 113), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles adn Agnes SMITH, "Holmesdale", chapman Road, Geraldton, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins were killed.

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