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Christopher Hugh SMITHWICK

Regimental number2901
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Victoria
Other NamesSmithwick, Christpoher Hugh
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal assistant
Address23 Newry Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinUncle, Patrick Smithwick, 23 Newry Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceYes 4 years S Caedts Forces. Still serving 63rd Infantry
Enlistment date21 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 November 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Postal Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of gas poisoning.
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Date of death30 December 1919
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery Carlton (Old) (Portion Roman Catholic, Plot R, Grave No. 1036), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
129
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christopher and Mary SMITHWICK. Native of North Fitzroy, Victoria. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Delta', 20 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 March 1919; died before discharge.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITHWICK Christopher Hugh

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