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Regimental number678
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGlenriding Road, Singleton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Flora Smith, Bishopgate Street, Singleton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 16th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name2nd Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 March 1915
Discharge date18 November 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to hospital Alexandria, 17 June 1915 (from Bombay Presidential Hospital; admitted March 1915).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ballarat', 6 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: empyema of left side), Sydney, 18 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 July 1948
Age at death54
Place of burialTamworth Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Roy

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