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Henry William SMITH

Regimental number1753
Place of birthSandgate, Queensland
SchoolSandgate (Catholic) School, and State School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressSandgate, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Henry Thomas Smith, Sandgate, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Old Moreton Regiment, QLD.
Enlistment date29 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed 10 days in Gallipoli, went to France as acting Sergeant and sent to England as Bayonet Instructor for eight months. Returned to France was wounded, and after recovery was at the Front, where he was killed.
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1918
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialMontorehain British Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary SMITH, Pier Avenue, Sandgate, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother James Smith DAS who was killed on 13 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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