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James Willis SMITH

Regimental number8062
Place of birthMoorleigh, Tasmania
SchoolMoorleigh State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMoorleigh, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Smith, Moorleigh, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 October 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of disease 17 May 1918
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death18.11
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialSt John's Churchyard (Plot 252A, Row B, Grave No. 20), Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
67
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Albert and Amelia SMITH, of Willesden, Moorleah, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsHis only brother enlisted Aug 1914 was wounded at Gallipoli since returned home March 1918.

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