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Robert William James SMITH

Regimental number2157
Date of birth1898
Place of birthQuirindi, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressMayne Street, Murrurundi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Charles Edward Smith, Mayne Street, Murrurundi, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given names Robert William on Nominal Roll
Discharge date18 May 1918
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 24 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 October 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, England (goitre), 29 December 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 13 February 1917. Marched in to 9th Training Bn, 31 March 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917. Marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 23 May 1917; marched out to join unit, 8 June 1917; taken on strength, 4th Bn, 11 June 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917. Admitted to 17th Casualty Clearing Station (gunshot wound, back and chest), 5 October 1917; thence to Ambulance Train 32 to England. Admitted to Middlesex War Hospital, 16 November 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 9 January 1918; discharged to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, 14 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 31 January 1918; disembarked Sydney, 15 April 1918. Discharged, 18 May 1918, on account of being medically unfit.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death7 October 1960
Age at death62
Place of burialCremated: Botany Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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