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Robert Bertie SMITH

Regimental number2166
Place of birthGlen Osmond, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address98 Brighton Road, New Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, T M Smith, 98 Brighton Road, New Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 March 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company June 1917, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Catherine SMITH. Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date9 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1649 Driver Frederick George SMITH, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 15 February 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 9 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death26 December 1937
Age at death44
Place of burialNorth Brighton Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Robert Bertie

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