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Regimental number2647
Place of birthBelfast, Ireland
ReligionNo religion
Address'Windermere', Flinders Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jeanie Smylie, 31 Maryville Street, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie SMYLIE
Discharge date13 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of York', 14 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 13 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 November 1931
Age at death43
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMYLIE Hugh

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