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William Jeffries SMITH

Regimental number715
Place of birthWalthamstow, Essex, England
SchoolPretoria Avenue, Walthamstow, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Wm Jackson Smith, 11 Albert Road, Walthamstow, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 55), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Catherine SMITH, Albert Road, Walthamstow, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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