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William Benjamin SMITH

Regimental number6819
Place of birthCarcoar, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRodd Street, Carcoar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Mr B Smith, Rodd Street, Carcoar, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 July 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date10 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 7533 Pte Walter Godfrey SMITH, 34th Bn, killed in action, 5 March 1918; 7528 Pte Frederick Ernest SMITH, 34th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 2 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 10 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death7 January 1945
Age at death55
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH William Benjamin

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