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William Thomas SMITH

Regimental number1832
Place of birthMoree, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEdward Street, Moree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.8
Height5' 3.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Smith, Edward Street, Moree, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date8 May 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2458 Pte John Alfred SMITH, 30th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; 4883 Pte Arthur Herbert SMITH, 54th Bn, died of wounds, 15 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 13 February 1918, for onward overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: amputated 4th and 5th finger, right hand), Sydney, 8 May 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 May 1951
Age at death63
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH William Thomas

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