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Lionel Thomas Watson SMITH

Regimental number519
Date of birth1887
Place of birthCumboogle Station, near Dubbo, New South Wales
Other NamesLionel Francis Watson
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressM Gibbs, Cavendish Street, Concord, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Adelaide Smith, McArthur Road, Parramatta, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Squadron
FateKilled in Action 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingRomani, Sinai, Egypt
Date of death5 August 1916
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 38), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
180
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Dubbo, New South Wales. Inscription on plaque reads: 'Deo Regi Patriae'. Parents: Harry (d. 23 May 1931, aged 72) and Adelaide SMITH, 'Brundah', Nancarrow Lane, Wellington, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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