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Joseph William SMITH

Regimental number1614
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolSt Rose's Dominican Catholic School and Private Tuition.
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCustom clerk
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bridget Smith, Railway Hotel, Kapunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Adelaide Rifle Club and trained with NCO Club in Adelaide.
Enlistment date9 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA clever lad both at school and elsewhere in his short life and was one of the kindest and most lovable of lads to serve Australia.
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph adn Bridget SMITH, Kapunda, South australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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