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Morris Stapleton SMITH

Regimental number5211
Place of birthCal Lal, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStation hand
AddressWarrakoo, Cal Lal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Smith, Warrakoo, Cal Lal, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (living in Exempt Area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Discharge date3 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 10 September 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 9 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism and sciatica), Adelaide, 3 January 1918.

War service: 2 years 50 days (of which 1 year 230 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Morris Stapleton

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