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James McPherson SMITH

Regimental number3456
Place of birthHotspur, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
AddressHotspur via Condah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Smith, Hotspur via Condah, Victoria
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3456A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Second entry first did not match
Place of death or woundingDernancourt, France
Age at death24.11
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Memorial Plantation Hotspur Avenue of Avenue, Victoria. Parents: John and Catherine SMITH, Hotspur, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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