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James Arthur SMITH

Regimental number27148
Place of birthCroydon, Surrey, England
SchoolSydenham Rd Board School, Croydon, Surrey, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Hood, Coulsdon, Bridge Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe passed out as a Signaller to the 29th Battery and was a Signaller when killed to the 1st Division.
FateKilled in Action 19 October 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialPotijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery (Plot II, row D, Grave No. 17), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Kate SMITH, Coulsden, bridge Street, Toowoomba, Queensland. Native of Croydon, Surrey, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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