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John Thomas SMITH

Regimental number3969
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolState School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Smith, c/o W Curtis, 1275 Hare Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 July 1916
Age at death43
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. I), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Catherine SMITH; husband of E.A. SMITH, Merivale Street, South Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Western Australia
Family/military connectionsTwo nephews killed in action Frank Bevan killed in action July 8th 1917 and William Cherry killed in action October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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