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Mervyn Whittenbury SMITH

Regimental number2669
Place of birthLedbury, Herefordshire, England
SchoolModern School, Bedford and Russell Endowed School, england
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, H V Smith Solicitor, Ledbury, Hereford, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot XII, Row G, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Frances SMITH, 31 Homend Street, Ledbury, England

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