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Walter Willoughby SMITH

Regimental number869
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolSeveral
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil engineer
Address368 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs G A Smith, 'Selhurst', 368 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Compulsory Training; Lt in 33rd Bn Militia.
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name36th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingAbbeville, France
Date of death28 November 1918
Age at death24
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row E, Grave Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
123
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Grace SMITH, "Selhurst", 368 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Muir Paul Smith, signalling officer, 4th Bn, mentioned in despatches, killed Gallipoli.

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