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John Joseph SMITH

Regimental number1733
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4.5"
Weight110 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Jim Smith, Church Street, Milton, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Date of death18 August 1919
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
149
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
NOK: Mrs Armitage, York Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Qld.
Discharge date23 March 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Corinthie', 10 January 1918; discharged (duty), Brisbane, 23 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH John Joseph

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