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William John SMITH

Regimental number6866
Place of birthTumblong, New South Wales
Place of birthMoore's Mount, Tumblong,
SchoolTumblong Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressTumbalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Harry Smith, Tumbalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W. and Eliza SMITH, Snady Gully, Adelong, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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