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Regimental number7084
Place of birthCollingwood Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCigar maker
Address38 Canning Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 4.25"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs F Smith, 38 Canning Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Second entry both matched
Discharge date5 February 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 23 February 1917; discharged from Parkhouse hospital, 12 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days.

Found guilty, 5 May 1917, of being absent from Durrington Camp from 6.30 am, 17 April, until reporting to his Company lines at about 9.30 pm, 1 May 1917: awarded 168 hours' detention, and forfeiture of a total of 25 days' pay.

Found guilty by District Court Court Martial, Larkhill, 24 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 27 May until 15 June 1917: awarded 30 days' detention, and forfeited a total of 88 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia, 5 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 5 February 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH John

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