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Robert SMITH

Regimental number6352
Place of birthGold mining, Creswick, Victoria
SchoolAllendale State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressAllendale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J H Smith, Allendale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LXIII, Row B, Grave No. 14), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
48
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Allendale State School Roll of Honour, Victoria. ('Pro Patria. They fell beneath their flags '[Union and Australian flags]. A tribute to Allendale's Past Scholars.') Parents: John and Kate SMITH. Native of Broomfield, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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