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Henry Boyer SMYTH

Regimental number683
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolHornby Street State School, Windsor, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address45 Hanover Street, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, W B Smith, 33 Eastbourne Street, Windsor, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs W. SMYTH. Native of South Melbourne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

To hospital, 18 May 1915; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 29 May 1915 (ear); transferred to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Cairo, 12 June 1917; discharged to Detention Barracks, 30 July 1917; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 19 August 1915 (venereal disease); transferred to DBI Hospital, Abbassia, 26 August 1915; discharged to Base Details, 15 September 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 28 days.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 25 September 1915 (glandular swelling, venereal disease), and transferred same day to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital (bubo); discharged to Base Details, 4 November 1915 (bubo of groin; total period of treatment: 40 days).

Admitted to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 8 November 1915 (swelling of groin); transfererd to Overseas Base, fit, 30 November 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 9 January 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916, and taken on strength.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, Ferry Post, 25 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 13 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 15 July 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2570813: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMYTH Henry Boyer
Red Cross File No 2570813

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