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James Francis SMITH

Regimental number7573
Place of birthBurra, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressEastwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.25"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinFather, J D Smith, C/- Mr Isaac Smith, Agnes Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Previous military service'5 weeks War Service Balaklava.'
Enlistment date4 December 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date17 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Arawa', 15 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left knee); disembarked Melbourne, 17 November 1918, for onward overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 17 June 1919.

War service: 2 years 196 days (of which 1 year 21 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1953
Age at death69
Place of burialNorth Brighton Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH James Francis

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