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Richard Godfrey SMITH

Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolMcKays College, Maryborough, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoach builder
AddressKia Ora, Murtoa, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Smith, Kia Ora, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Rangers and Citizens Military Forces, Murtoa, Victoria
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 29), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mara SMITH; husband of Ellen SMITH, McDonald Street, Murtow, Victoria. Native of Richmond, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Captain Harold Ernest Smith and Pte Walter Leslie Smith, killed in action.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Richard Godfrey

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