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Herbert Gordon SMITH

Regimental number820
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolEchuca State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHansens Buildings, Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes Smith, Hansens Buildings, Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Bandsman in G Company, Victorian Rangers.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22.3
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row I, Grave No. 178), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Dorothy SMITH; husband of Agnes SMITH, Manangatang, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1951 Pte John George HAMMOND, 8th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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