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Regimental number4312
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
SchoolNorth Clunes State School, Victoria
AddressClunes, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.25"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mr E Ford, Clunes, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death20.4
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row N, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Clunes, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 14th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 4 March 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 March 1916 (diarrhoea); transferred to No 2 Stationary Hospital, 12 March 1916 (dysentery); discharged to and rejoined unit, 23 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1916; subsequently posed as 'wounded and missing', 7 August 1916.

'Now reported killed in action, 7 August 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITHSON Augustus

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