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Rupert Espinah SMITH

Regimental number77
Place of birthAitkenvale, Townsville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSugar boiler
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, John Smith, Macknade, Herbert River, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Herbert River Light HOrse Infantry.
Enlistment date8 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5677
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularNote - No. on RoH 5677, name spelt Rupert Espiner - assumed same person. NOK Grandfather.
FateDied of wounds 5 September 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Espinah spelt Espiner
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 13), Surrey, England, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth SMITH, Macknade, Herbert River, North Queensland. Native of Townsville, Queensland
Family/military connectionsNephew: Pte Henry Allan Taylor, died at sea 14 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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